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Off Axis - Tangents - page 2
Align horizontally and distribute vertically (Ctrl+A) as shown. (You may want place a text note inside each ellipse denoting it’s degree). Draw a vertical line (Thrust Line) through the center of the ellipse stack. Save this ellipse stack for future reference.
Engineering Drawing of an off angle cube
The cube has been rotated -20 degrees.
Create a 2 inch square by selecting the rectangle tool, holding down the constrain key and watching the status line. Convert to curves by applying Ctrl+Q. Use the Transform Roll-up to apply a -20 degree rotation to a duplicate of the square. Duplicate the square once more and place it above the rotated square.

 

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