AutoCad :: How To Use Offset Commend To Draw A Parallel Line To Another Line

Sep 14, 2011

in autocad we use offset commend to draw a parallel line to another line what we should we use in Chief Architect x2

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AutoCad :: How To Draw A Line That Is Parallel To Building Wall

Nov 28, 2012

I have forgotten how to draw a line that is parallel to a building wall which is not either horizontal or vertical.

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AutoCad 2D :: Draw Single Line Offset To Geometry That Select?

Oct 5, 2012

Is there a way to draw a single line offset to the geometry that I select? I am trying to use multi line by modifying a style but it will not allow for one line offset at 4".

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AutoCad 3D :: How To Measure One Line To Any Parallel Line

Jun 22, 2012

I am new to AutoCAD and have been sent a 3D architectural model. I need to find the dimensions of some beams. The measure tool seems only to measure from point to point, and I need to measure from one side (or edge) of the beam to the other. The beams are not along the axes and the ends are not at right angles so there are no points that correspond to the height and width.

In Sketchup, I can easily measure from one line to any parallel line. How can I do this in AutoCAD?

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Cursor Change To Draw Line But Line Doesn't Appear

Dec 5, 2011

I have a problem with a recently downloaded version of Inventor.  When I start a new drawing all I get is a blank blue screen instead of one with a grid display.  If I start a line I can see the cursor change to draw the line but a line does not appear.  I don't know if it something with how I installed the program or just system settings.

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AutoCad :: Draw Straight Line Without Protractor Shaped Dotted Line / Unable To Set User Interface

Jan 22, 2012

How can I draw a straight line without that protractor shaped dotted line following my cursor making it lag and also not snap correctly to the next line? Also, I have noticed that I can't set my user interface to auto cad classic settings. There seems to be no option for it in workspace settings.

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AutoCad 2D :: Draw A Line That STARTS At Perpendicular Angle To Another Line

Jun 27, 2012

How to draw a line that STARTS at a perpendicular angle to another line ???

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Offset Lisp Routine To Offset Selected Line?

Jun 7, 2013

I need an offset lisp routine to offset a selected line a set distance on each side of the selected line and change the layer of the offset lines to the current layer, and then keep prompting me to select the next line for offsetting until I'm finished.

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AutoCAD Architecture :: How To Draw Line In Particular Angle From Another Line

Apr 13, 2013

I don’t know if there is some way to draw, or somehow to say to AutoCad that it let me to input measurements from line but not from main base pint.

For example in Revit I can make angular dimension between lines and then apply any angle that I want, maybe AutoCad has such tool?

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AutoCAD 2013 :: Draw A Line From End Of Line To Start

Jul 31, 2013

I was drawing a  lot of lines with the pointer that stuck at the end of the line and after that it stuck at the beginning of the other line (i hope you understand what i mean). I don't know what i pressed but now this function is not active and is very difficult to draw the lines.

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Illustrator :: Line Segment Tool Does Not Allow To Draw Horizontal Line?

Oct 18, 2012

I must have pushed one or the other button but I don't know which one!
I use CS5 and have now a small arrow on my line segment tool (as shown in the picutres):

Ever since that when i click shift, it just allows me to draw vertical lines, rather than vertical or horizontal.

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Illustrator :: Erases First Line After Draw Another One Close To The First Line

Dec 26, 2013

when I (try to ) use Pencil and Brush tools, (cross-hatching), some lines get erased/replaced by the lines drawn close to them. It must have something to do with the preferences, but I am not sure what to change/adjust.

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AutoCAD Map 3D :: Text Annotation Parallel To The Line?

Feb 2, 2011

What I have is a shape files that contains the road centreline of a city I am working on. And that shape files also have a data of its road name etc.

I know how to do it as FDO (using map connect). But what I require is an autocad text entity.

I can save the map as a drawing. But what I only want is just a number of road names and they are not adjacent or near to each other so map filtering is not recommended.

So what I did, I add the shape files using map import command and added the road name data. And then, I used the command Annotation and do the "define annotation" and "insert annotation". From here, I am doing fine. I created a text/block annotation that will extract the road name on the imported centreline on the line I just selected.

Now, my problem is, all the text are in just one direction (in my case they are all horizontal). I tried playing the "rotation expression" but still without luck.

how or what "rotation expression" should I use to make the text parallel/along the centreline.

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Photoshop :: Draw A Line Using The Line Tool

Jul 26, 2005

1. if i draw a line using the line tool.. can i curve it to say 40 degrees like i can with the text function?

2. So ya that one was easy.. hows bout when i want to cut something out ACCURATELY, the pen function, right? (according to a friend)when i make all those little boxes and select the area i want to cut, all that gets copied are the outer lines, which i presume is what ive just drawn.. how do i cut the area inside this?

3. and finally maybe a slightly less easy one- In Paint, when you cut out an object and paste it, you can select for the white of the image to become transparent so you can paste over what you have already.. is thee a feature in PS for this?

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AutoCAD 2010 :: How To Get Text Or Block Parallel To Particular Line

Apr 2, 2012

How to get the “text” or “block” parallel to a particular line?there is more than one way to alight the text with a particular line but wondering if there might be more powerful tools to do so.
“Rotate” and “Align” are possible commands to align the text with particular line. Parallel constrain is another option to do so but will make the drawing “busy” with additional parameter.
Equally, what if I need to make a block parallel to a particular line? In this case, the “parallel constrain” doesn’t work! Just I may take the advantage of “rotate” and “align”..What I wanted to know if there is a more brilliant way to get the“text” or “block” PARALLEL to a particular line with a smart tool.

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AutoCad :: Drawing A Line Central To Two Parallel Lines?

Dec 14, 2011

if I have two lines which run roughly paralel, but sometimes vary in the distance between them, is there a quick method of having CAD draw a line which is central to the two?

Basically, like an offset, but it would need to offset the line at a distance that is central to the two lines, as and where it varies. IE, you couldnt choose 'offset' and then choose 'mid between two points' because the distance between the lines varies at points..

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AutoCad :: Angle To Put A Line Of Specific Length Between Parallel Lines

Jun 23, 2012

I am drawing a diagram to describe a mathematical word problem. Since it is easier to visualize with a drawing, I want to draw it using the given dimensions. But angles used in the diagram are unknown and are not needed for the answer to be calculated, so the only way to draw this freehand is to guess at the angle resulting in the correct distances to be off.

Here is the word problem: There are two ladders, one 40 feet and the other 30 feet, each touching the base of one of two buildings and leaning against the other building. If the ladders cross 10 feet above the ground, how far apart are the buildings?

So for my drawing, being rather simple considering what AutoCAD can do, results in this:

Can AutoCAD calculate the angle needed to place a line of a given length between two parallel lines that are a distance apart less than the length of the line to place between them, having the endpoints of this line touching the parallel lines, fitting exactly?

For the word problem, the distance between the two parallel lines is what needs to be solved and the math is quite invloved, having to find the roots or solution of a quartic equation. (I have the solution figured out to be 26.03287754 feet)

What I am afraid of is that this would require to program an AutoLISP routine to create a new command that one can call from the command line. I see it using the the measure command with relative and absolute co-ordinates. This may be far from a "beginner" question. I can do this quite easily on a peice of paper: having two parallel lines drawn, take a ruler and placing the "0" mark on one line, then adjusting the angle until the desired length just reaches the opposite parallel line. I used to use this trick quite often when drafting with pencil and paper to divide a distance into a required number of even amounts, so this can't be that difficult to do with AutoCAD!

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Revit :: How To Dimension To End Of A Non-parallel Line

Sep 26, 2013

I need to dimension between the face of a wall and non parallel wall opposite it.  The non parallel wall turns a 90 degree corner, and it is at this corner that I want to measure perpendicular to my first wall.
1. Is there a way to dimension between non-parallel walls?  When you place the dimension you click on the wall at the location you want to dimension, so I don't see why Revit can't place the dimension at that point.  That dimension would be particular to that one point along the non-parallel wall.
2. I got around this by placing a reference plane and dimensioning to that, but I'd rather not do this because then if I hide the reference plane, my dimension disappears.
Is there another work around or am I missing a tool I don't know about?

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Photoshop :: How To Create A Parallel Line Shape

May 25, 2013

I would like to create something similar to this[URL]...It seems to be multiple outlines of the star

Do you know a technique to do that with Photoshop or Illustrator ?

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Illustrator :: Parallel Line Ends Not Opened?

Oct 16, 2013

I did a parallel line using White Arror Select> Copy> Object> Path > offset. I got the parallel lines but the ends are not opened.  It was Mitre selected in the popup box. Here is the image:

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AutoCad :: Build / Download Linetype That Can Display As Thick Dashed Line Surrounded By 2 Parallel Lines

Dec 4, 2009

Any way to build or download a linetype that can display as a thick dashed line surrounded by 2 parallel lines on either side of it?

We use them to denote underground stormwater pipes in our survey models.

Currently I need to manually set each line to a polyline, give it a global width, and then draw a DLINE of the same width from endpoint to endpoint. The down side is that not only is it laborious, I also have to set the Z values to zero, so we lose the elevation feature of the pipe in the model.

Ideally it would need to have enough functionality to alter the spacing of the dashes, and the width of the line.

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Creative Center Line Offset?

Mar 7, 2013

I need a creative way to do something I know can be done in SW and Pro-E but as far as I know can not be done in Inventor to date  

I am using the origin center line and semitry to control a box and its associated geometry and want to control the position or offset of a second box relitive to the first using a center line associated to the second box with a dimension. Problem is that the dim will only control its off set position relitive to the initial side from which the dim was placed. I.E. if the dim is placed when the CL of the second box is to the right it can not be moved to the left (what would in essence be a -dim condition) understandably Inventor does not like that but SW and Pro-E can use there little wheel and roll it down to 0 and then back up to a + dim in the opposit or in this case Left direction.

I know that I could place a dim off the interior wall of my first box geometry and associate it to the CL of the second box but the math to that may or may not be appropreatly effective in other words in condition A it may need to be 1/3 of d1 and in condition B it may need to be 2/3's of d1 or some other dimension.

I would love to be able to do this via iLogic or perhaps something to do with the placement relitive to a construction geometry utilizing a circle but so far I have not found a viable solution.

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AutoCad 2D :: How To Fix Offset And Get Text On Same Plane As Line Work

Jan 9, 2013

I am having a problem with some dimensions in a drawing. I have a 2D representation of my 3D model (using FLATSHOT) in my model space. I added the dimensions in a custom UCS and everything looks fine in paper space when looking at the TOP view but in model space I notice that the text is offset on the z-axis by a very large amount, like 7 meters large (I'm working in mm). How to fix the offset and get the text on the same plane as the line work?

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AutoCad :: Base Point Is Offset From Extended Line

May 12, 2011

I meet a problem in autocad2010. the normal situation is : the base point is in the line of extended line for dimension. see the picture.

but in my condition,the base point is offset from the extended line .see the picture. how can I solve this?

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Delete Offset Line

Sep 6, 2013

There are many lisp that draw offset line but what about opposite way , I have wall of double line i need to delete one of them let's say inside wall line .

why i need to do this usually when i tracing in external program like autocad architecture or Revit or archicad  i just need outline of exterior and interior walls !.

is there way that can delete the offset line  ?(or within range predefined in lisp to prevent interfering of lines deletion).

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Create A Line With Text Offset

May 6, 2013

I am a beginner at LISP and this is a bit out of my league... and I'm trying to create a lisp where I can draw a polyline between 2 points that also places text with the actual distance offset above the line.

I did find this post and I'm not quite catching on.. [URL] ......

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Section View Not Parallel With Section Line?

Nov 19, 2011

why my section is not parallel with my section line. I did constrain my section line in the section line sketch.

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AutoCAD Visual LISP / AutoLISP :: Up-to-date Offset Command - Line Prompts

Jun 7, 2012

I posted a version of the Offset command that lets you Undo individual Offsets and change the offset distance/Through option, without getting out of the command, at Cadalyst CAD Tips: URL....

It's an upgraded version of an earlier concept by Gopal Ramesh.  It's been downloaded almost three times every day since it went up, so I guess people expect it will be useful.

But the website's description includes: "this routine does not provide access to the Layer or Erase options of the built-in Offset command."  The reason for that is that I'm working back in 2004, so those options are not present for me to emulate.  [The Undo option in the routine is one that was added in some later version, but is a very useful enhancement for people using older versions, like me.]

I do also have an Offset-to-any-Layer [not just the source's or the current Layer] routine posted there: URL....

And I have a simple little routine to Offset something and Erase the source object.  So I think I have all the "pieces" to include those options that newer versions have, but that I don't.  I would like to combine the functionalities into the Offset-with-running-options routine.  That way, if people want to use it to redefine the Offset command as I have done, in order to get the while-running distance change option, those working in newer versions won't be losing the Erase and Layer options in the process, and those in older versions will be gaining yet more options.

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Revit :: How To Offset A Grid Line

Sep 19, 2012

I am using 2013 version. (don't find a "lock" under toolbar.I am a student with only AutocadLT experience.  I can not find how to offset a grid line.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Modify Leader For Station And Offset Labels To Underline Top Line Of Text

Dec 10, 2012

How do I modify the leader for station and offset labels to underline the top line of text?

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Illustrator :: Offset Dotted Dashed Line

Oct 8, 2012

I am creating a stitched leather look, and am able to get the black dots under one of the white stitches, but cannot offset my dotted path put a hole under the opposite end of the white stitch. So that I have 2 holes for each stitch.
This makes one black dots every 5 pts

This is the length of my white stitch

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