Draft Snap Perpendicular

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Draft Perpendicular.png Draft Perpendicular

Menu location
Draft → Snap → Perpendicular
Draft, Arch
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Draft Snap, Draft ToggleSnap


This method snaps to a line or edge, or to an extension of it, to produce a line that is perpendicular to that edge.

Snapping the second point of a line to another line so that the first one is perpendicular to the second one

How to use

  1. Make sure Snap Lock.svg Draft ToggleSnap and Snap Perpendicular.svg Snap Perpendicular are turned on.
  2. Choose Draft Line to draw a shape. Enter the first point.
  3. Move the cursor over a line segment or edge of another object to select the point of perpendicularity.
  4. The edge will be highlighted in yellow, and a small white circle will indicate the point on the edge, or on its extension, where your point will be attached.
  5. Click to attach your new point.