# Thread: How do i draw line at specific angle?

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If you are only given the x dimension and an angle, then you can always construct the required length. You cannot enter it directly

2. What about drawing two lines at a 90 degree angle and then using the Chamfer option? Just hit the button and type D for distance and then set Distance 1 to 0.25. Distance 2 should automatically be set to 0.25 as well, but you can change it to be any other dimension you like.

3. i searched for "drawing a line with specific angle" and then if found this pages.i read this 2 pages.
What about drawing two lines at a 90 degree angle and then using the Chamfer option? Just hit the button and type D for distance and then set Distance 1 to 0.25. Distance 2 should automatically be set to 0.25 as well, but you can change it to be any other dimension you like.
chamber is best chois for drawing a line at specific angle WHEN you already have 2 object. but sometimes you start drawing in blank screen.you need to draw a line with X distant and angle. i prefer to draw line and then ROTATE it.
dose anybody have any practical solution?

4. Eldon, back to trig! TANKS for the reminder.

The "Cheesehead" has a better idea. What happened to the Vikings?

5. you can always use some inline lisp.
This should work:
l[enter]
x,y[enter]
<angle[enter]
(/ dx (sin (* angle (/ pi 180))))[enter]

where
x,y are the coordinates of the firs point
dx is the desired dimension on x axis
angle is the desired angle
<45
(/ 0.25 (sin (* 45 (/ pi 180))))

6. Nyd, I believe that you should use Cosine instead of Sine trigonometric function - although it works for your case since the angle is 45 degrees.

7. Draw a line 0.25 in X axis, draw a line straight up from this longer than needed. Then go back to your starting point and use <45 to draw a line that intersects the upright (Y axis) line. Trim to produce the desired results.
That said, chamfer is really the best and easiest way

8. Chamfer is easiest.

Next best way might be to Offset .25
or with Otracking draw vertical line, select the line, get rotation grip and rotate and trim as needed
or
polar tracking and trim
or xline
or ray
...........so many ways that will work even when not 45°

9. Hopefully the OP has figured this out in the last 4 1/2 years.

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That's the second time I've done something like that. I think it was 9 years last time. I feel slightly less silly as JDM was also caught out. D'oh!

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