# How to draw a line on y axis

I am trying to draw a line on the y axis without drawing a shape and extruding it. How do I do this? Thanks!

Hi,

Could you explain a bit what exactly are you trying to achieve? Drawing on the axis should be as simple as that.

Yeah, but how do I draw a line on the blue one? and without going to the 0,0 axis area like where you were in the video? Thanks!

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For that you can use the Orientation cube on the top right corner. If you click on the â€śRightâ€ť face, the sketch plane will be the ZY plane, where you can sketch on the line.

You can also use the â€śViewâ€ť menu for that, and if you want, specify the grid position too.

ok thanks!

When I do it, it takes me over to the axis area. how can I draw this line over by my other objects and not on the axis area? Thanks! like when I draw it I have to then copy that one line and then translate it next to my other objects. how do I write a straight up and down line next to my other objects? Thanks!

So if i get you right you want to draw on a existing planar face of your body?

• Just klick on your face and klick the Sketch-Button on the left side.

Have you considered watching the very good video tutorials the Team of Shapr3D provides here:

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I think this will be answer to questions you did not even know about right now!
Happy 3D-modelling.
Cheers Matt

I tried watching the videos and they donâ€™t have my answer. Let me try to explain better. So say I have a cube and like to the side of it but next to it still so like 5 mm to the side or something. I want to draw a straight up and down line on it. When I try drawing straight up and down by going to the cube on the top right and clicking the Â¨right faceÂ¨. it puts my sketching in 2d and then when I am done it puts it all the way on the blue and green axis. Which is really far away from where I need to draw it next to my cube. So my question is how do I draw a line on the blue axis without it moving far from my cube? Thanks!

Could you record a short video about the issue? Sorry but I donâ€™t exactly get what you are trying currently, and what doesnâ€™t work. Thank you!

I can when I get home because I donÂ´t have software with me to record the video.

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