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Inclination Line

Drawing sections is a common task in urban design and landscape architecture. It helps in the design process and is also a good way to show the inclinations of the planes. In AutoCAD the angle can be specified by entering <. The values go full circle though. In landscape architecture there are several ways to specify the inclination of a plane to a horizontal plane. 1:1, 45°, 100% or 0.25 pi are four different ways to specify the same slope. They are respectively in gradient, degrees, percentage or pi. It is always related to a horizontal plane. With the 'Inclination Line' command you can draw a line with the desired inclination with any of these four methods. Just specify a value, pick two points and the line is drawn. The first point will be the starting point of the line, the second point determines the horizontal distance the line will cover. The second point also determines the direction; up or down, left or right in relation to the first point. So with one value and two click you can draw a line with the proper inclination starting and ending where you want it to end.

Command summery

Entry:
IL
Applies to:
drawing
Effect:
Draws a line with specified inclination
Tags:
line, horizontal, vertical, inclination, degrees, gradient, percentage, pi, angle, slope,
Categories:
Drafters
Suitability:
No additional suitability information
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