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Mastercam Line parallel ribbon bar

Choose Create, Line, Parallel.

Line parallel ribbon bar


Use this ribbon bar to create a line parallel to an existing line. Select an existing line and click a point in the graphics window to position the parallel line.

You can also use this ribbon bar to create a line parallel to a line and tangent to an arc by selecting an existing line and then an arc.

Although the parallel line is live, only the distance between it and the original line can be edited, not the line’s length. By default, the parallel line will be the same length as the original line. To set a different length for the parallel line, use the Analyze function’s Line Properties dialog box.


  • To use this ribbon bar, you must have at least one existing line in the graphics window.
  • The distance between the two lines can be set before the parallel line is created and edited after it is created.
  • When creating tangent lines, the line can be created on an extended portion of the selected entity.
  • The use of the AutoCursor is only available when you are editing the first endpoint of a live entity.

Shortcut Keys

1 – Edit endpoint 1 (edits the distance between the lines)

F – Flip

D – Distance

T – Tangent (creates lines tangent to an arc)

P – Apply

O – OK (fixes live entity and exits function)


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