I need the perpendicular snap to locate it, rather than a node locating the perpendicular line.
Attached. Now draw a line starting from the right side endpoint of "new line" toward "existing line" that snaps at 90 to "existing line".mtylerfl wrote:I guess I need a labeled picture of what you mean.
4DThinker wrote:Attached. Now draw a line starting from the right side endpoint of "new line" toward "existing line" that snaps at 90 to "existing line".mtylerfl wrote:I guess I need a labeled picture of what you mean.
The known endpoint is at the right end of "new line" and I want a vector from there to wherever on "existing line" would be 90 degrees from "existing line". This is easy to do using a few other steps, but would be one click magic if it worked directly.
4DThinker wrote:@mtylerfl :
The next drafting feature I'd love is to be able make a new line and smart snap it parallel to another existing line. Something for the programmers to work on for version 9.5 perhaps?
Works fine if you start off knowing the distance from the existing line your new line needs to be. Not so useful when you start a new line, and simply want it to be parallel to "that line over there", but not a copy and not from a point you already know the distance to(from) that "line over there". Offset also takes your cursor off the drawing screen to accomplish. None of the capabilities I'm hoping for will do something I can't already do. What they could do is simplify/shorten/speed-up the drafting process even more than the new smart snap features do.FixitMike wrote:Use the Offset function to draw a parallel line.
Yep. The new smart snap working in the node mode does making stretching that moved copy easy though.mtylerfl wrote:Hi 4D, You probably already do what I have done for that in the past...just drag an existing line while holding control-shift to make a new parallel line when the distance doesn't matter.