Use the Line icon-sketch-line.png tool under the Sketch menu to create lines and adjust their dimensions. With lines, you can construct custom shapes that you can use for your model.

Create a line

Keyboard and mouse/trackpad Touch and pen

By default, you can create connecting lines through a series of endpoints. Follow these steps to learn how:

  1. Define your sketch plane.
  2. Select Sketch > Line.
    For other methods of accessing this tool, visit Accessing tools.
  3. To draw a line, click to add an endpoint.
  4. Drag your pointer to construct your line.
  5. Click to add another endpoint.
  6. To draw connecting lines, continue to click and drag your pointer to add more endpoints.
  7. To finish drawing lines you can do either of the following:
    • Press Escape to cancel or exit an active endpoint.
    • Press Enter to set your final endpoint.

Note: Your drawing will automatically finish if you draw a closed shape by connecting the last endpoint to your initial endpoint.

History settings

To manage history settings for the automatic Line action, find the step for your specific sketch and then view or modify the following:

  • Plane – Click/tap Edit… or Select… to modify the plane or face where you want the sketch to be and then select Done.
  • Projection – If applicable, click/tap Edit… to modify any existing projections to your sketch.
    Note: To learn more about sketch projections, visit Project.



Learn more by watching the video below:


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For information on how to edit the dimensions of a sketch, visit Editing sketch dimensions.

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