Locks Dialog, Axis Section
|Axis Lock|| If on, each data point is forced to lie at an angle (or multiples of that angle) from the previous data point. The angle is specified by the (Axis) Increment relative to the (Axis) Start Angle.
Axis Lock with Axis Start Angle 30° and Axis Increment 90°. Left: Lines placed with the Place Line tool are constrained to 30°, 120°, 210°, and 300° angles. Right: Movement with Move Element is constrained in a similar way.
Note: If (Axis) Start Angle is 0° and (Axis) Increment is 90°, Axis Lock constrains successive data points to lie orthogonally.
Note: Conflicts between Axis Lock and Grid Lock or Unit Lock are resolved as follows:
|(Axis) Start Angle|| An angle in the range 0-180° degrees, relative to the view x-axis that is used as a starting angle by Axis Lock.
|(Axis) Increment|| The increment, in degrees, between angles on which data points are forced to lie when Axis Lock is on. The valid increment range is 0-90°.