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This example constructs two lines and inserts an angular dimension between the lines in a DraftSight drawing.
  1. Start DraftSight.
  2. Using the following form, specify the text for the angular dimension in Dimension text:
  3. Specify where to place the lines:
    1. Select Coordinates.
    2. Type the x, y, and z coordinates for the start and end lines in First line start, First line end, Second line start, and Second line end.
    3. When prompted, type the x, y, and z coordinates for the angular dimension and click OK after each prompt.
    4. Click Insert.
      • - or -
    1. Select Points in drawing.
    2. Click Insert.
    3. When prompted, type the x, y, and z coordinates for the angular dimension and click OK after each prompt.
    4. Click anywhere in the drawing to insert the start and end points for the first and second lines.
  4. Examine the drawing.


  • If Dimension text is left blank, null is displayed.
  • The coordinates for the angular dimension are printed to Output. Errors are also printed to Output.
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Dimension text:
       First line start
       First line end
       Second line start
       Second line end
Points in drawing



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