How do you draw a line a certain distance from another line?

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How do you draw a line a certain distance from another line?

Postby OPM » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:35 am

I have a diagonal line drawn. I would like a second, diagonal line 0.6" from the first, what is the easy way to do this? I am having to draw the two lines and then get the tape measure, measure it and move it again and re-measure...

Thanks!
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Re: How do you draw a line a certain distance from another l

Postby IslaWW » Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:40 am

One version:
Draw line 1
Ctrl +C to copy
Ctrl + V to paste (line 2 is selected)
M (move) > select relative set distance to .6
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Re: How do you draw a line a certain distance from another l

Postby PaulRowntree » Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:39 am

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If you need the lines to be a certain perpendicular distance apart,
1) Draw a circle with the centre at the end of the line, radius=the separation needed
2) do as Gary said
3) Move the new line until it is tangent to the circle (touching only at one point)
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Re: How do you draw a line a certain distance from another l

Postby Imagineering » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:21 am

OPM wrote:I have a diagonal line drawn. I would like a second, diagonal line 0.6" from the first, what is the easy way to do this? I am having to draw the two lines and then get the tape measure, measure it and move it again and re-measure...

Thanks!



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Re: How do you draw a line a certain distance from another l

Postby Leo » Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:50 pm

I would do offset
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Re: How do you draw a line a certain distance from another l

Postby OPM » Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:40 am

Perfect! Thanks so much guys!
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