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Change line length & keep symmetrical?

Hi,
What's the smart way to resize a line length that is perpendicular to
another line, and should be equal length on either side of the perpendicular
line?
See attached file - how do I change the 13.89 mm line length to 15mm and
keep it symmetric about its perpendicular line (i.e. 'slide' the 13.89mm
line towards the drawing centre and make it 15mm)?
Thanks, Rick
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Re: Change line length & keep symmetrical?

Rick,
I have updated your file with the requested changes. I placed three connect
constraints.
1. Connect the midpoint of the of your perpendicular line to the centerline.
Click the Connect command in the Relate command group in the Home
tab.
Locate and click the mid point of the perpendicular line.
Click anywhere along the center line. The midpoint will be
constrained to the centerline.
2. Connect the endpoints of the line.
Click the Connect command in the Relate command group in the Home
tab.
Locate and click an endpoint of the perpendicular line.
Click anywhere on the connection line.
Do the same for the other end of the perpendicular line.
(Note: If you initially draw the line extending beyond the other lines and
use trim, it will add the connect constraint.)
Change the dimension. The line will be perpendicular, centered and
connected. The dimension will push the line toward the center of the
drawing.
Regards,
Rick B.


Re: Change line length & keep symmetrical?

Thanks Rick, very cool! Cheers, Rick