Drawing Lines In AutoCAD- Illustrated Explanation

We made this post for the newbies of Autocad who are learning Autocad from zero. In this paper, we will show how to obtain Lines in Autocad and how to use the Line command in Autocad. Drawing Line in Autocad is a very essential thing to obtain drawings or mechanical technical drawings by using Autocad 2D tools. Take a look that how to use the Line command to draw Lines in Autocad.

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You will see that the use of the Line command in Autocad is very simple.

How to Draw Lines in Autocad?

Firstly, to draw a line in Autocad, you need to open the Line command as shown by the red arrow above in the Draw section of the interface of Autocad.

In Autocad, the Line command is very simple to use. You can obtain all kinds of simple shapes by using lines. Also, you will obtain different kinds of technical drawings with the Line command.

After opening the Line command in Autocad, you need to specify the starting point of your line from the drawing scheme of Autocad as shown above.

Also, the first point may be a section of another line entity in Autocad. Autocad snapping options are very useful if we think about this feature.

After specifying the first point of the Line in Autocad, you can enter a length value directly to your Line as shown above. Also, you can specify the next point of your Line in Autocad.

Also, you can directly click to select the endpoint of the line. In this case, you do not need to enter any length or angle values inside the command. This is another useful feature of Line command in Autocad.

Also, you can specify the angle of your line after specifying the length of the line after clicking on the Tab button. Also, youı can directly specify your line’s angle by pushing the Tab button on your keyboard.

You can see the little lock symbol appeared next to the length of the Line means that you specified your length and need to specify your angle value.

After opening the Line command in Autocad, you can obtain successive lines as shown above directly from one command.

So, you can obtain various kinds of shapes and drawings in Autocad by using different features of the Line command. It is very important to learn all of these features to obtain complex shapes.


So, this is simple like that to obtain lines from the Line command in Autocad. You just need to click on the Line command from the menu above. And you need to select the start and end points of the line in Autocad. Then right-click to complete the operation.

Finally, do not forget to leave your comments and questions below about drawing lines in Autocad.

NOTE: We use all the screenshots and images for educational and informative purposes. Images used courtesy of ANSYS, Inc.

Autocad provides various kinds of useful commands and tools to draw different kinds of shapes and drawings in it. Check the other useful commands and features of Autocad to enhance your abilities.

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