The tool can also be used to trims lines. Activate the tool and then select the line to be processed. When a line is detected under the mouse cursor it is highlighted and can be selected with a left mouse-click. Next a reference line must be selected against which the line is to be trimmed. Move the cursor to the edge of a construction element, to another line or a guideline. A valid reference line is immediately marked with a red line and can be selected with a left mouse-click.
Below we consider two different cases:
· The line is extended to meet the reference line.
· The line intersects the reference line.
In the case of the line being extended, this is performed immediately and the line is extended to meet the reference line. In the following illustration the necessary steps are shown from left to right together with the final result.
If the line intersects the reference line an intermediate step is necessary. You must first specify which part of the line, which is split by the reference line, is to be removed. The part of the line to be deleted is highlighted in red when the cursor is positioned over it, and can then be deleted with a left mouse-click. The following illustration shows, from left to right, the necessary steps and the final result.
Note: The ‘line trimming’ tool can also be activated directly with the ‘T’ key.