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Draw Slope lines

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06-23-2005 09:13 PM

In my Diagram, the lines are always drawn in straight lines & 50 degree angles (from horizontal ). Presently I draw a horizontal line and rotating it to 50degree. but this consumes time. Giving angle while drawing the line also not a fast one(ie,for eg. @500<50). Is there any method to track my lines in vertcal and 50 degree to horizontal always.?

Thanking you,

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Re: Draw Slope lines

06-24-2005 12:34 AM in reply to:
Try this trick:


then you can use ortho.

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Re: Draw Slope lines

06-24-2005 04:25 AM in reply to:
Dear Allan,
It didn't help me. the problem is when I set ucs Z into 50 degrees & ortho, after the sloped line instead of going vertical the lines goes perpendicular to the first line. Please see the attachment, if my issue is not clear for you.
Thank you for your response
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Re: Draw Slope lines

06-24-2005 04:56 AM in reply to:
Not sure if it's the solution you're after.

Turn on POLAR TRACKING. and set the angles to what you require.

Mark G
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Re: Draw Slope lines

06-24-2005 06:19 AM in reply to:
Draw the line at the 50 angle. Polar tracking is an easy way to do it. The older method, from before polar tracking, is to use relative polar coordinates:

Command: LINE
Specify first point: 0,0
Specify next point or [Undo]: @12'<50

This draws a line from 0,0 to a point 12 ft away along a 50 degree angle.

Look in the user's guide for various methods of entering 2D points.
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