Am trying to draw exactly like the left picture. All the lines have same gap and they are rotated in same positive and negative angle. But no way i can make them intersect perfectly. They create gaps.... circled it. Why? enter image description here

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The lines must have equal spacing AND the rotation angle must be selected properly. Try plus and minus 60 degrees. It generates a pattern which is known as "isometric grid". The next image is from Inkscape, but it doesn't affect geometry which was known at least 2500 years ago.

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  • i knew angles matter here... but could not identify it. Thank you so much. Feb 28, 2020 at 12:56

I would construct things differently.

  • Draw a Square
  • Use Object > path > Split Into Grid to define the same amount of rows and columns
  • Rotate 45°
  • Draw the verticals
  • If you want less square sections, use the Free Transform tool to "squish" things vertically a bit.

... here's a quick and dirty animation of the above steps...

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You can actually create the verticals quickly by drawing the first, middle and last vertical, select all three lines, and use Object > Blend > Make Then Object Blend > Blend Options to adjust the settings.

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Then expand the blend if you need individual lines.

  • excellent. thank you. Feb 28, 2020 at 12:55

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