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Toolbar: Settings > Draw Orthogonal ()

Menu: Settings > Draw Orthogonal


Shortcut: F8

Alias: OR, ORTHO

Experience Level: Intermediate

Constrains drawing elements so that you can draw only lines aligned with the grid. When drawing lines, the points are constrained and are drawn to the nearest grid. You cannot use keyboard commands to draw orthographically; you must use the mouse.


  1. A line drawn with orthogonal turned off.
  2. A line drawn with orthogonal turned on.

ON OFF Toggle <Off>: To accept the current setting, press Enter. To change the current setting, choose ON, OFF, or Toggle.


Display the drawing status

Enable orthogonal drawing

Use the status bar

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