Xline command in AutoCAD

By | February 16, 2014

The XLINE command or also call construction line is same RAY command. It creates rays with no endpoints and always extends to the edges of the screen. Because there is no endpoint, the object snap feature formatted will only work with the midpoint setting which will snap to the first through point.

How to use XLINE command in AutoCAD?

Step 1: Start the command

Click Draw on toolbars > choose Construction line.

There is a help to start XLINE command in AutoCAD software.

Start XLINE command – CONSTRUCTION LINE command

Or type XL on command line > press Space.

Step 2: Start draw lines

Select two points these lines will pass through. Keep on selecting second point will continue making construction lines. To the end these command right press Space or enter or click right of mouse.

Command: XL

XLINE Specify a point or [Hor/Ver/Ang/Bisect/Offet]: choose the first point.

Specify through point: choose the second point that xline pass.

Note:

When you start the command, AutoCAD follow you five options. Depend on your target, you can choose option so that meet. Select an option before choosing a point.

Command: XL

XLINE Specify a point or [Hor/Ver/Ang/Bisect/Offet]:

Hor

With this option will Insert a horizontal xline

XLINE Specify a point or [Hor/Ver/Ang/Bisect/Offset]: H

Specify through point: choose a point that xline will pass through.

There is help to draw herizontal xline in AutoCAD

Draw herizontal xline in AutoCAD

Ver

With this option will insert a vertical xline.

XLINE Specify a point or [Hor/Ver/Ang/Bisect/Offset]: V

Specify through point: choose a point that xline will pass through.

There is a tutorial to draw vertical xline in CAD software

Draw vertical xline in AutoCAD

Ang

With this option will insert an xline at a specified angle or by using a reference angle in the drawing, and specifying two points.

XLINE Specify a point or [Hor/Ver/Ang/Bisect/Offset]: V

Enter angle of xline 0 or [Reference]: input angle value, for example: 45

Specify through point: choose a point that xline will pass through.

There is a tutorial to draw angle xline in AutoCAD

Draw xlines with a angle

Bisect

With this option insert an xline that bisects a specified angle. Select three points to specify the angle, the vertex, start point and the angles end point.

XLINE Specify a point or [Hor/Ver/Ang/Bisect/Offset]: B

Specify angle vertex point: input angle value

Specify angle vertex start point: choose a point

Specify angle vertex end point: choose a point

Apply a tutorial to draw Bisect xline in AutoCAD

Bisect xline

Offset

With this option insert an xline which is parallel or offset from an existing object line.

XLINE Specify a point or [Hor/Ver/Ang/Bisect/Offset]: O

Specify offset distance or [Through]: Input a value anything and select the side.

Select a line object: Choose line available

Specify a side to offset: Choose the side

Or

XLINE Specify a point or [Hor/Ver/Ang/Bisect/Offset]: O

Specify offset distance or [Through]: T

Select a line object: Choose line available.

Select through point: Choose a point that xline pass.

There is a tutorial to draw xlines with offset option in AutoCAD

Offset option in xline command

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