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CAD Lines

Lines use the identification letter L ("Line"). See also: line codes See also: dynamic lines


Line between 2 points Startpt Startpoint of the line Endpt Endpoinoint of the line [unlimited] limited / unlimited Example: L1 = P1 P(100 100)

LN parallel

Line parallel to a line / vector, through a point. For the point can be defined a X-Offset, Y-Offset and Z-Offset. Direction direction of the line as vector [BasePoint] a point on the line [Length] length, optional. [X-offset] X-offset from BasePoint [Y-offset] [Z-offset] [unlimited] limited / unlimited Example: # parallel to X-axis, with Y-offset: L2=DX Y(10)

LN PT Direct. [Length,Rot.Angle,TiltAngle]

Line through point, parallel to vector / line; rotated in the constructionplane or tilted. Point a point on the line Direction direction of the line as vector [Length] length, optional. [Angle-Rot.] Rotation angle in the constructionplane [Angle-Tilt] Tilt angle normal to the constructionplane [unlimited] limited / unlimited Examples: # Line from point with a fixed angle L3=P1 ANG(45) # Parallel to line L1 through P1 L4= P1 D(L1) # Line from point with angle relative to the other line. L4=P1 D(L1) ANG(90)

LN LN Dist. (parall)

Line parallel to line spacing. parall to Line baseline (direction) Dist. Normal distance of line from baseline [Position] no value: left; Versionnumber 1, 2 lateral left / right; 3, 4 top / bottom Examples: # parallel to L10, distance 10, above: L8=L10 VAL(10) MOD(3)

LN LN LN [Rotate Tilt] (mid)

Line as a midline of two lines (a bisection line through the intersectionpoint). Can be rotated and tilted. Line 1 Line 2 [Angle-Rot.] Rotation angle in the constructionplane [Angle-Tilt] Tilt angle normal to the constructionplane Examples: L26=L23 L24 # angle bisector, from intersectionpoint L27=L23 L24 ANG(90) # angle bisector, additionally rotated

LN tangent to 2 objs", "TNG"

Create a tangential line between 2 curve-objects. Inputelements can be: points, circles, curves. - get the tangential line from: - select curve and point on that curve for a tangent or - select vector or line (define the direction) and a curve or - select two curves (eg 2 circles) object 1 object 2 [solutionNr] solution-nr [REVers] fwd / bwd (key Pageup / Page Down, see REV) [unlimited] limited / unlimited If one object is a line or a vector: create tangent with constant direction (parallel to line/vector). Tangent to curve through point on this curve; one solution only; select point first Tangent from point outside curve to curve; n solutions; select curve first solutionNr / object -: versions Examples: # Line tangent to a circle, parallel to the line. L1=C1 D(L1) MOD(1) # Line tangent to 2 circles L5=C1 C2 MOD(1)