TurboCAD Forums

The Ultimate Resource for TurboCAD Knowledge

When posting a problem be sure to include which version you are using.  Give as much information as possible.  If the problem is with a specific file be sure to attache it to your post.

How to bisect a line
Read 301 times
* June 12, 2017, 06:19:17 AM
How do you bisect a line? I'm sure this is really easy if you know how. There is a bisect tool under draw, line, but I can't get it to work.


* June 12, 2017, 08:01:54 AM

V18, V19, V20, V21, 2015 Pro. Platinum
Deluxe V20, V21, 2015
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Home Premium 64 bit, 32 GB
NVIDIA Geforce GTX 780m, 1 GB

* June 12, 2017, 08:43:17 AM
There are several ways to do this. One of the easiest is to go to Modify>Split, place the cursor anywhere on the line to be bisected, and press M on the keyboard. (M is the keyboard shortcut for Snap to Midpoint.)

The "Bisector" in Draw>Line bisects the angle between two existing lines.

Henry H


June 13, 2017, 01:49:32 AM
Just a quick reminder, M (for middle Snap) will work only if the Snap mode is off.

Since there are two options to for Line Bisector:
1) By three points : that actually bisects a line as shown in attached video
2) By two lines : I don't see how this fulfills the definition of bisection, it only draws a line in the middle of two lines just as center line.  :P It intrigues me though