DraftSight – Infinite Lines and Rays for Days

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This post continues my recurring theme of making intricate drawings in a convenient and straightforward way!

DraftSight’s Infinite line and Ray features act as construction lines that insert supporting geometry, which guide in the creation of other entities.

More specifically, Infinite lines are lines that have no endpoints, meaning they go on forever in each direction, and Rays are lines that have one end point and one infinite end.

After selecting the Infinite line icon in the modify section of the ribbon, DraftSight lists multiple drawing options regarding the angle and position of the line (along with the option to simply click on your location of choice in the drawing window). Once your starting point and orientation are specified, your infinite line will appear.

Bonus tip: if you want to draw an Infinite line without using the ribbon, just type XLINE into the command window and you’ll be good to go!

Similarly, the Ray feature is activated by simply selecting its icon, specifying your starting point, and then selecting your through point.

Keep in mind that for both of these line features DraftSight will continue generating lines through your specified starting point until you press enter.

I hope this post inspires you to incorporate more of DraftSight’s construction lines into your daily designs!

Check out the video below to see these features in action!

(0:00 Infinite line, 0:07 Ray)


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Rachael Crunkleton
I’m a first time CAD user with an interest in architectural design. I discovered CAD through my background in presenting applications and studying new types of software. With the help of DraftSight, I’m developing my drawing abilities and sharing my progress along the way.
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