I have read through how to find close and parallel lines but I am still looking for a simpler solution. Found several ArcGIS forums post on the topic but no answers there either.

Does a tool exist in ET GeoWizards, ArcToolbox, or QGIS that will select only parallel lines (with a given tolerance)?

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  • Are you open to coding your own tool? This could be accomplished in arcpy, .NET, or python (if you want to use QGIS).
    – Radar
    Jun 13, 2014 at 15:51
  • yes, interested in a QGIS solution coding a tool but my coding skills are novice.
    – sirgeo
    Jun 13, 2014 at 16:58
  • You mention ArcGis Desktop, yet you talk about QGIS. I have answered this question once (and got a bounty for it) in ArcGis gis.stackexchange.com/questions/93787/… - this wouldn't translate to QGIS as several of the operators are ArcGis only. Let me know where/why this isn't suitable and we should be able to get an ArcGis result that works for you. Jun 13, 2014 at 22:27
  • I saw your solution (long list of code) in that thread and tried to use it in a few different places. I am somewhat code-challenged so forgive my ignorance. Can you please list the steps to implement your code solution?
    – sirgeo
    Jun 14, 2014 at 12:40
  • Can you edit your question to clarify which single desktop GIS product you are using to try and do this, please? Asking about more than one is effectively asking more than one question which goes against the Tour.
    – PolyGeo
    Oct 25, 2016 at 22:17