Heidi, Click on the line tool. Click on the drawing where you want the line to start. Move your cursor to start drawing the line. You can specify the length in the ribbon bar above the drawing where it says "Length". Just type in the length. I suspect you are looking for a command line way of doing it though based on your message. I don't think there is a command line way of doing it but I'm sure one of the experts on this forum will correct me if I'm wrong. I've been using Solid Edge 2D for a couple of months now and I love it. I'm new at mechanical CAD and I caught on to Solid Edge 2D real fast with the help of this forum. I would urge you to run the tutorial. That helped me a lot. You have an advantage of already having a CAD background so you shouldn't have any trouble catching on to Solid Edge. I hope some of this helps. Ed "heidi" wrote: > >I'm a previous autocad designer and yes my ? is simple but how do you do it? >In auto >cad it is simple a 2"@<0.