Subject: Drawing construction lines that parallel other entities



There are two options for drawing construction lines that parallel existing entities:

   Offset Draws a construction line parallel to an existing entity by a specified offset distance.

   Match Draws a construction line on top of an existing entity.

To draw a construction line that parallels another entity and specify an offset distance

   1   Do one of the following to choose Construction Line > Offset ():  

   On the ribbon, choose Draw > Construction Line > Offset.

   On the menu, choose Draw > Construction Line > Offset.

   On the Construction Line toolbar, click the Offset tool.

   Type cline, choose Offset, and then press Enter.

   2   Enter the distance you want the construction line drawn from an entity.

   3   Select the entity that you want the construction line to parallel.

   4   Select the side of the entity where you want to draw the construction line.

   5   To complete the command, press Enter.

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Entity you want to parallel (A) and the side for the construction line (B).

To draw a construction line that parallels another entity and specify a through point

   1   Do one of the following to choose Construction Line > Offset ():  

   On the ribbon, choose Draw > Construction Line > Offset.

   On the menu, choose Draw > Construction Line > Offset.

   On the Construction Line toolbar, click the Offset tool.

   Type cline, choose Offset, and then press Enter.

   2   Choose Through point.

   3   Select the entity that you want the construction line to parallel.

   4   Specify the point through which you want the construction line to pass.

   5   To complete the command, press Enter.

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Entity you want to parallel (A) and the point through which you want the construction line to pass (B).

To draw a construction line that parallels another entity and matches its location

   1   Do one of the following to choose Construction Line > On Entity ():  

   On the ribbon, choose Draw > Construction Line > On Entity.

   On the menu, choose Draw > Construction Line > On Entity.

   On the Construction Line toolbar, click the On Entity tool.

   Type cline, choose Match, and then press Enter.

   2   Select the entity that you want the construction line to match.

   3   To complete the command, press Enter.

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