Creating a segment parallel to another segment
To create a new segment that is parallel to another segment, click Constrain Parallel on the Feature Construction pop-up toolbar and click the segment. As you move the pointer, the length of the segment can change, but not the angle. For instance, you might use this command to create a gas main line parallel to the street.
Another way of making a parallel segment is to right-click and click Parallel. This limits the next segment to be parallel to the feature underneath your pointer where you right-clicked.
To cancel a sketch constraint, press the ESC key.
These steps can be used to create vertices in either lines or polygons:
To create a vertex in a line
Click a line feature template in the Create Features window and click the Line tool .
To create a vertex in a polygon
Click a polygon feature template in the Create Features window and click the Polygon tool .
- Click the Straight Segment construction method on the Editor toolbar.
- Create at least one vertex.
- Click Constrain Parallel on the Feature Construction pop-up toolbar and click the segment.
- Click once to digitize the endpoint of the segment, or right-click and click Length to create the segment at an exact length.