Extending lines

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Hello,
How can I extend a line by an exact distance? I have tried using the length
option but half the time the opposite end of the line gets extended.
Thanks,
Tom

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Re: Extending lines

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1. Select the line and change it's length value. By your description I assume this is what you are doing now.
2. Use the Stretch command to extend the line or other geometry by a keyed in x,y value. Box in the end of the line you wish to move and key in the appropriate distance.

3. If you're extending to other geometry try the Extend to Next command
David

"Tom Brandner" wrote in message news:48ac510e$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Hello,
>
> How can I extend a line by an exact distance? I have tried using the length
> option but half the time the opposite end of the line gets extended.
>
> Thanks,
> Tom
>
>

Re: Extending lines

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Thanks David,
The Stetch command works great on horizontal and vertical lines, but on angled lines the x y values are not as useful.
Tom
"David Rieschick" wrote in message news:48adda1d@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
1. Select the line and change it's length value. By your description I assume this is what you are doing now.
2. Use the Stretch command to extend the line or other geometry by a keyed in x,y value. Box in the end of the line you wish to move and key in the appropriate distance.

3. If you're extending to other geometry try the Extend to Next command
David

"Tom Brandner" wrote in message news:48ac510e$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Hello,
>
> How can I extend a line by an exact distance? I have tried using the length
> option but half the time the opposite end of the line gets extended.
>
> Thanks,
> Tom
>
>

Re: Extending lines

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Try this. Click on the line and make a 'calculation' in de value field.
Greetings,
Ronald Ton
CAAP

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Re: Extending lines

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You could also draw a circle at the end of the line (at a certain radius), then extend to next. Erase the circle and you have a stretch that fits your request.
Smoky Rick
"Tom Brandner" wrote in message news:48aea1a6$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
Thanks David,
The Stetch command works great on horizontal and vertical lines, but on angled lines the x y values are not as useful.
Tom
"David Rieschick" wrote in message news:48adda1d@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
1. Select the line and change it's length value. By your description I assume this is what you are doing now.
2. Use the Stretch command to extend the line or other geometry by a keyed in x,y value. Box in the end of the line you wish to move and key in the appropriate distance.

3. If you're extending to other geometry try the Extend to Next command
David

"Tom Brandner" wrote in message news:48ac510e$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Hello,
>
> How can I extend a line by an exact distance? I have tried using the length
> option but half the time the opposite end of the line gets extended.
>
> Thanks,
> Tom
>
>

Re: Extending lines

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Tom,
Add a lock constraint to the end of the line you want to br fixed. Then
select the line. In the length field of the line you will see the length and
units ( ex: 50.0000 mm ). Edit the field to remove the unit and add + or -
the value you want to change it by (ex: 50.0000 + 10 ). The resultant length
will be 60.000 mm. It will lengthen on the end that is not locked. You can
also lock one end and place a sriving dimension. then change the dimension
to the desired value. The key here is to lock the fixed end then you can
delete the lock constraint afterward.
Regards,
Rick B.