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TevsR
1st Jan 2004, 10:52 pm
How to draw line under certain angle (for instance 42 degree). Start & end points of line I want to pick by mouse :mrgreen:

johnfulwyler
2nd Jan 2004, 03:09 am
First you would have to change the polar settings. Do this by right clicking the polar tab and select settings. You can then change the increment angle to get a wider variety of possible angles. If you want the line to be at an exact angle, like 42 for instance, you would check the additional angles box and then click new and type in the desired angle(42). This way when you click the start point of your line you will be able to define the length of the line along the path of the angle that you specified. Your polar tab must be turned on for this to work.
Hope this helps :)

TevsR
6th Jan 2004, 04:09 am
Thanks, but that way is so long... Is there a shorter way?

f700es
6th Jan 2004, 02:13 pm
How to draw line under certain angle (for instance 42 degree). Start & end points of line I want to pick by mouse :mrgreen:

Hope this is what you want ... do you know the length of the line? Say I want a 24" line at 33 deg. I would use the line command, pick my start point and then type in @24<33 for the end point. Hope this helps.

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johnfulwyler
6th Jan 2004, 08:30 pm
I would have suggested using polar coordinates but TevsR wrote
Start & end points of line I want to pick by mouse I assumed he didn't know the distance of the line because of this.

Also, I know that my way does sound long but if you know all of the angles you would need for the drawing you could simply enter them all in when you start and then they would be there when you needed them.

TevsR
7th Jan 2004, 03:04 am
I would like to draw a line under a sertain angle like a regular line if ORTHO is ON. The polar coord. can solve this problem but that's a really long way to do it... Either way if there are many different angles, it gets harder to work. The way f700es requires other commands like Stretch, Trim/Extend or Lengthen. I know AutoCAD allows several ways for each problem and I want to know most of them

f700es
7th Jan 2004, 03:09 pm
I would like to draw a line under a sertain angle like a regular line if ORTHO is ON. The polar coord. can solve this problem but that's a really long way to do it... Either way if there are many different angles, it gets harder to work. The way f700es requires other commands like Stretch, Trim/Extend or Lengthen. I know AutoCAD allows several ways for each problem and I want to know most of them

Honestly TevsR I don't see how you are going to accomplish you task without using other commands together. You want a line at 42 deg. but you want to pick the start and end points. Well without setting the polar tracking or using my method with perhaps a trim or extend I don't see how you are going to do it.

http://mars.walagata.com/w/f700es/polar-tracking.jpg

Perhaps an image of what you are trying to accomplish. You know, sometimes a picture can say more than words :) Best of luck.

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johnfulwyler
7th Jan 2004, 11:00 pm
OK TevsR, I think this should work for you. Using the line or polyline command, select the start point of your line, then type in <42 or whatever angle you need. The words "Angle Override" should appear at the bottom of your screen. You will only be able to move along the angle you specified. The catch to this method is that you will have to click somewhere before the end of the line is going to be. Then (be sure polar tracking is on) you can specify the end of the line using the extension that AutoCAD will provide you with. If you use a polyline you will end up with still just one line, using a line will obviously give you two.

All you really end up doing is 3 clicks and one simple command. This is the easiest way I can figure out. :) Hope it helps!

TevsR
8th Jan 2004, 02:40 am
johnfulwyler, thanx, that's exactly what i wanted. Actually there are two other ways:
1. UCS, New, rotate UCS around Z and Ortho, On
2. Very easy. Snapang Enter 42 (or...) and Ortho, on

johnfulwyler
8th Jan 2004, 05:13 am
Gald that it helped :D That SNAPANG command is pretty nifty also. The only problem I could see is that you can't snap to a certain line, you would still have to use trim or extend.

Mr T
8th Jan 2004, 12:43 pm
Change the POLAR Snap angle in TOOLS>Drafting Settings pull down.

Nick

Flores
8th Jan 2004, 04:03 pm
How to draw line under certain angle (for instance 42 degree). Start & end points of line I want to pick by mouse :mrgreen:
If you want to PICK your start and end points with your mouse , why even bother changing your angles?

Flores

TevsR
9th Jan 2004, 04:16 am
In addition to snapang, you can asign an angle by picking two points on screen.
There are 5 different ways to draw line under angle. This is a good reason to investigate other ideas similar to this one. Who's next?