Draw a Horizontal Line - SmartSketch - Help

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You can use relationships to draw a line that is exactly horizontal. You can apply a horizontal relationship as you draw the line, or draw the line without a horizontal relationship.

  1. Click Tools > SmartSketch Settings.

  2. On the Relationships tab, select Horizontal or Vertical, and then click OK.

  3. On the Draw toolbar, click Line/Arc Continuous or , depending on the application you are using.

  4. Click where you want to place the first end point of the line, anywhere in the application window.

  5. Move the pointer around in the window. Notice that the dynamic line display always extends from the end point you just placed to the current pointer position. You may also see relationship indicators displayed at the pointer.

    Relationship handles can be displayed or hidden with Relationship Handles on the Tools menu.

  6. Move the pointer to make the dynamic line approximately horizontal.

  7. When the horizontal relationship indicator is displayed at the pointer, click to place the second end point.

  • If Maintain Relationships on the Tools menu is set, the software places a horizontal relationship handle on the new line.

  • If you do not want to place a horizontal relationship, you can follow the same procedure with Maintain Relationships cleared. The line will still be exactly horizontal when you draw it.