Making Lines Parallel or Perfectly Aligned with each Other using Autodesk Inventor

By Harrison Gloyne, Redstack Intern

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When creating lines in Autodesk Inventor you may want to know how to create different types of lines.

How can I make lines parallel to each other or perfectly aligned with each other?

Creating lines in Autodesk Inventor is made simple using this toolbox pictured below:


Each option in the toolbox are as follows:

1.  Coincident - Joins the ends of two lines together.

2. Aligned - Places two straight lines on top of each other.

3. Concentric – Makes circles share the same origin.

4. Lock - Constrains the entire selection (cannot move sketch).

5. Parallel - Makes lines parallel to each other.

6. Perpendicular - Makes lines perpendicular to each other.

7. Horizontal - Makes lines Horizontal.

8. Vertical - makes line Vertical.

9. Tangent - makes lines and circles tangent to each other

10. Smooth - This makes lines with staggered intersection smoother.

11. Symmetric - Makes lines symmetric around a construction line.

12. Equal - makes lines of equal dimensions.

By using these options you will be able to create parallel and perfectly aligned lines.


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