# Extend

Extend a line to the first intersecting point or bounding geometry. If no intersection or bounding geometry is found, then the line ends at the release point.

This functionality is available on Onshape's browser, iOS, and Android platforms.

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In the Sketch toolbar:

Extend a line to the first intersecting point or bounding geometry. If no intersection or bounding geometry is found, then the line ends at the release point.

## StepsCopy link

No intersecting or boundary geometry:

- Click .
- Click the point to extend.
- Click new location for the point.

This video will show you how to use the Extend sketch tool. This tool can be used to extend a line to the first intersecting point or bounding geometry, and if no intersection or bounding geometry is found, then the line ends at the release point. Here, we have a line that we can extend by selecting it, and then dragging, and then releasing. This will extend the line.

Note that you can also use the extend tool to shorten your line, so click and drag the opposite direction, and your line is shortened. You can also use the extend sketch tool to extend a line that intersects the geometry. For example, select the line, and then drag the point to extend the line into the closed shape geometry. When you let go, the line will end at the top of your closed shape. If you wish to continue [the line], simply select it again, and drag the point to extend it further, and let go.

Extend a line to the first intersecting point or bounding geometry. If no intersection or bounding geometry is found, then the line ends at the release point.

## StepsCopy link

- Tap to select the line or arc to extend.
- Tap to set the new location for the end point of the line or arc.

If there is intersecting geometry found, the extension snaps to that geometry.

### Extend a line with no intersecting geometry

### Extend a line with intersecting geometry

## StepsCopy link

- Tap to select the line or arc to extend.
- Tap to set the new location for the end point of the line or arc.

If there is intersecting geometry found, the extension snaps to that geometry.

### Extend a line with no intersecting geometry

### Extend a line with intersecting geometry