You can change the angle and/or length of a line immediately after you create it, by keying newvalues into the dialog bar text fields and pressing <Enter>.
When you are creating a line that is parallel, perpendicular, or at an angle to an existing line, andyou choose Lock Mode, the mode of line creation that is currently "rubberbanding" in the graphicswindow is locked. You can use this option when your next action would normally cause the linecreation mode to change, and you want to avoid that.When you choose Lock Mode, the button changes to Unlock Mode. You can choose Unlock Modeto free up the line being created, to switch to a different mode.Let's say you wanted a line through a point, parallel to line A, and ending at a point projected fromthe endpoint of line B.When you have specified the start point and selected line A, the new line "rubberbands" parallelto the line A. At this time, the word "Parallel" is displayed in the Status line. However, if you try toselect the endpoint of line B, to determine the projection for the end of your new line, the line willsnap to that endpoint - not what you want.Press MB2 to choose Lock Mode, which is the default action. Now you can select the endpoint of Line B to establish the end of the new line.