A line is a geometric primitive that has length and direction, but no thickness. Straight line is the Locus of a point, which moves linearly. Straight line is also the shortest distance between any two given points.
The location of a line in projection quadrants is described by specifying the distances of its end points from the VP, HP and PP. A line may be:
- Parallel to both the planes.
- Parallel to one plane and perpendicular to the other.
- Parallel to one plane and inclined to the other.
- Inclined to both the planes.
Projection of a line
The projection of a line can be obtained by projecting its end points on planes of projections and then connecting the points of projections. The projected length and inclination of a line, can be different compared to its true length and inclination.