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    Hello forum,

    is there a simple way for drawing lines or plines perpendicular off a given line which is not horizontal or perpendicular itself?

    Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-07 um 14.30.17.jpg

    Is there a way for drawing that yellow line in the drawing with a given lenght directly off the ending of the white line? Without using SNAPANG or thelike?

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    You could use Polar Tracking.

    You could use the SNAPANG command.

    You could reorient your UCS.

    You could probably even find two other ways to accomplish the same task.
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    Another vote for Polar Tracking.

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    Rotating the UCS is my personal favorite way to do that, some common methods are below.

    Draw a line perpendicular to the endpoint of a line.

    1. OTRACKING on,OSNAP endp and perp set, POLAR on, start line command,
    acquire end point, move 90 degrees in direction you want, type the
    value or pick, pick the point you first acquired. If there other lines
    at the endpoint of the target line you may not get the proper results.

    2. Rotate the UCS with the OBject option, and draw away. I have this
    automated with UO as my quick keys (UCS, OBject), and to go back I use
    UW (UCS, World).

    3. With POLAR set to Relative to last point, start the line command,
    use an osnap, pick the line, move 90 degrees in the direction you want to draw and enter
    the value or pick.

    4. Rotate the crosshairs with snap, rotate, pick two points on the
    line.

    5. MOCORO command to copy and rotate.
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    Thanx everybody for the replies!!!

    Funny enough, when trying to use your solutions I had to find out the thing I was looking for was already there and I appaerently had been ignoring it all the time!

    The only thing necessary to do was to shut off ortho, obviously...

    Looks like the OTRACKING is always "active" in my AutoCAD-Version, even when it´s set to "off".

    So the way to achive what I was looking for is doing is the way rkent is describing under "1." But with only OSNAP set to "on", no POLAR , no OTRACKING. When moving in the 90° direction I have a white x appearing (which I could not capivate with the screen shot here underneath) and "perpendicular" written.

    Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-07 um 15.51.32.png

    This is f****** practical!!!

    Thanx again everybody!
    I use AutoCAD for Mac 2013. I was never trained in using cad-programs, so I have little or no idea (about naming things with correct terms)...
    Please leave me alone with Mac vs PC stuff. It´s boring. (I had been working with AutoCad on a PC, so I know that there are differences...)
    Thanks for help anyway, whatever version or system you use!!

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