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I want to align two paths in illustrator which are tilted (I indicated the desired alignment with a grey dashed line). Alignment only works according to horizontals and verticals, but not in respect to the tilt-angle of lines themselves. Is there a smart way to do this?

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    The alignment tools are for vertical and horizontal alignment only. To make 2 angled lines parallel I duplicate 1 line and offset it, or rotate the whole thing so the lines are horizontal or vertical, then do the aligning, then rotate it back.
    – Webster
    Jul 10, 2017 at 19:13
  • Thank you Webster. And how do you set precise distances (again along the angled plane not in horizontal or vertical)? I hoped to avoid dozens of pythagorean theorem calculations. Jul 10, 2017 at 19:19
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    Hi Soli, if you copy and "paste in place" your line you can then shift it precisely with Object>Transform>Move, then enter the number of pixels and direction. For short distances I also count number of taps with the arrow keys (I have it set to 1 pixel 1 tap)
    – Webster
    Jul 10, 2017 at 19:23

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