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Parallel Lines I must be a rock


When I went to school many moon ago I used/learned CadKey now i am getting back into
drawing. One of the problems that I am have with SE2D is that there is not a parallel
line from this line. exp: I have a line and I want a line parallel at 6" from that
line. In CadKey that was one of the line fuctions. That is how I learned to draw
was by parallel lines, and from what I can see this is not an easy thing to do in
this program.
If this is some thing that can be done. It would be great to know how.
thanks for you time
hello
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Re: Parallel Lines I must be a rock

So you have a line drawn and you want another drawn parallel to it spaced
6". Use the Offset command about half way down the Draw toolbar.
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Ken
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"Sean Allen" wrote in message
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>
> When I went to school many moon ago I used/learned CadKey now i am getting
> back into
> drawing. One of the problems that I am have with SE2D is that there is not
> a parallel
> line from this line. exp: I have a line and I want a line parallel at 6"
> from that
> line. In CadKey that was one of the line fuctions. That is how I learned
> to draw
> was by parallel lines, and from what I can see this is not an easy thing
> to do in
> this program.
>
> If this is some thing that can be done. It would be great to know how.
>
> thanks for you time
> hello


Re: Parallel Lines I must be a rock

Sean,
If you need to specifically create parallel lines, you need to turn on the
parallel constraint type. Go to Tools-Intellisketch and check Parallel. Make
sure you also have Tools-Maintain Relationships and Relationship Handles
enabled. This is a toggle under Tools. Place a line. Click for the first
point of the second line. Dynamics will start for the second line. Bring the
cursor down and touch the first line. Do not click on the line. Move the
cursor away from the first line. Move the cursor such that the second line
being placed is close to parallel with the first line. It will lock onto
parallel and display the parallel indicator. The line by which it will
become parallel will highlight. Click to place the line. You will see the
parallel constraints placed on the two parallel lines. If you move one line
the other remains parallel. To get a specific distance. you can use a
dimension.
Rick B.