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How to rotate the crosshairs and other techniques for drawing at an angle

Need to create a drawing at an angle? AutoCAD offers several options.

Use polar tracking to guide you

Right-click the POLAR button on the Status bar and choose Settings or click its down arrow and choose Tracking Settings. Set the angles you want and click OK. For example, a 45° angle will display tracking guides […]

Customize Polar Tracking Angles

Polar tracking is a great way to simplify the creation of lines, because once you find the right angle, all you need to do is to enter the length. You should try to banish the entry of coordinates in the x,y format as much as possible, because it’s so slow.

You can customize the angles […]