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Insert Line PropertyManager - 2D

Enables you to sketch multiple 2D lines. For each 2D line you sketch, you can select different combinations of settings under Orientation, Options, or Parameters.

Orientation

As sketched With the click-drag method, sketch a line in any direction until you release the pointer.

With the click-click method, sketch a line in any direction, and continue sketching other lines in any direction, until you double-click.

Horizontal Sketch a horizontal line until you release the pointer.
Vertical Sketch a vertical line until you release the pointer.
Angle Sketch a line at an angle until you release the pointer. The angle is created relative to the horizontal.

Options

All four line orientations under Orientation allow you to select either of the following under Options:

For construction Creates a construction line.
Infinite length Creates a line of infinite length that you can later trim.

Parameters

Appears when you select any orientation except As sketched.
Some selections under Orientation and Infinite Length under Options override settings for Quick Snaps.
The following Parameters are available with the following Orientation.
Horizontal and Vertical

Length PM_Length.gif

Create a horizontal or vertical line at that length.

Add dimensions

Select to display the dimension.

Angle

Length PM_Length.gif

Create a line at an angle at that length.

Angle PM_angle.gif

Create a line at the angle specified.

Add dimensions

Select to display the dimension.

Once you sketch a line, the Insert Line PropertyManager changes to the Line Properties PropertyManager, and you can continue sketching with the same Orientation. To change Orientation, Options, or Parameters, click PM_OK.gif to return to the Insert Line PropertyManager.


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