Drawing a line at a specific angle and length

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Drawing a line at a specific angle and length

Postby Soapyjoe » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:29 am

Hi,

I am sure that their is a very simple solution to my problem.

I wish to pick up a point on a drawing then draw a line at a specific angle and length from this point.

Looking at the figures in the draw a line dialogue box it looks like it should be quite simple to just enter the figures in the respective boxes..... but I am expiring problems using it.

What I do is to pick up the point then watching the information on the screen very carefully draw the line .... it works but it is very tedious.

Any help would e very appreciated
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Re: Drawing a line at a specific angle and length

Postby Adrian » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:33 am

See this video if you're using V9 which explains the various ways to use the drawing tools - http://support.vectric.com/tutorials/V9 ... ideo_id=16

For your specific example pick your start point and click. Then enter the angle and distance in the dialogue box and click add. Press the spacebar or click finish to exit drawing.

Or with V9 you can type the values directly without having to use the dialog box. Click to start as previously then type, for example, 45A100L to create a line at 45 degrees 100 units long.
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Re: Drawing a line at a specific angle and length

Postby Soapyjoe » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:49 pm

Thanks Adrian,

I think I was missing the click at the start of the process... very simple when it is explained
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