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

Posted: **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

Posted: **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

Posted: **Thu Jun 30, 2016 4:39 am**

by **PaulRowntree**

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

Posted: **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

Posted: **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

Posted: **Fri Jul 01, 2016 4:40 am**

by **OPM**

Perfect! Thanks so much guys!