Page 1 of 1

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

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:35 am
by OPM
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!

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

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 3:40 am
by IslaWW
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

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

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:39 am
by PaulRowntree
parallel lines.png
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)

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

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:21 am
by Imagineering
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!



Use the 'Offset Selected Vectors' Button, bottom Left.

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

PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:50 pm
by Leo
I would do offset

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

PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:40 am
by OPM
Perfect! Thanks so much guys!