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May 20, 2011

A line consists of two points: a start point and an endpoint. You can connect a series of lines, but each line segment is considered a separate line object.

To draw a line

  1.    Choose Draw > Line.

  2.    Specify the start point.

  3.    Complete the first line segment by specifying the endpoint. To undo the previous line segment during the Line command, enter u and then press ENTER. Specify the endpoints of any additional line segments.

  4.    Press Enter to complete the command.

To start a new line at the endpoint of the last line drawn, start the Line command again and press Enter at the Specified Start Point prompt.

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Command line LINE


Start point (A) and endpoint (B).

If the last object you drew was an arc, you can also draw a line connect to and starting from the endpoint of the arc.

To draw a line as a continuation from the end of an arc

  1.   Choose Draw > Line.

  2.   Take the end of an arc as the start point of line.

  3.    Specify the length of the line.

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Command line LINE


Endpoint of previous arc (A) and length of the line (B).

Commands Reference

LINE: Creates straight line segments

RAY: Creates a semi-infinite line

XLINE: Creates an infinite line

System Variables Reference


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