Control Box

Note: The Control Box is not visible by default. It is available at Window > Palettes.
The Control Box contains a number of drawing aids in the form of icons.
Use the OK button to confirm the current operation.
Use the Cancel button to abandon the current operation.
The Parallel, Perpendicular and Angle Bisector methods constrain the cursor’s movement to a constant angle.
Perpendicular: Select an existing edge for a reference line by clicking on it, or draw a new reference line (oriented as needed) using the cursor. Draw the new element perpendicular to the reference line you defined.
Parallel: Select an existing edge for a reference line by clicking on it, or draw a new reference line (oriented as needed) using the cursor. Draw the new element parallel to the reference line you defined.
Angle Bisector Constraint: Define reference vectors; use the same process as with angle dimensioning. Click to start drawing the new element. The mouse is constrained to the bisectorial angle.
See Angle Bisector Constraint for more information.
Use the Offset and the Repetitive Offset methods to create a polygonal element that is offset from a reference line.
The Special Snap Vector method lets you draw a temporary vector that displays your defined special snap points, to aid in accurate placement of elements.
The Align to Surface method works in 3D only.
These two icons act as a toggle and have the same effect as the Suspend Groups toggle command. If Suspend Groups is active, grouped elements can be selected and edited one by one.
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