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4.5 Drawing a Line through a Point and Parallel to a Line

With given point P as center, and any convenient radius R, draw arc CD to intersect the given line AB at E (Figure 4.27). With E as center and the same radius, strike arc R′ to intersect the given line at G. With PG as radius and E as center, strike arc r to locate point H. The line PH is the required parallel line.

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4.27 Drawing a Line through a Point

Using AutoCAD, you can quickly draw a new line parallel to a given line and through a given point using the Offset command with the Through option. Another method is to use the Parallel object snap while drawing the line as shown in Figure 4.28. You can also copy the original line and place the copy through the point.

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4.28 Drawing a Line through a Point

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