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I create a new shapefile layer as a line. Then I activated editing mode and want to draw vertical or horizontal lines with add feature but holding shift does not allow to draw a horizontal or vertical line (I used QGIS 2.14.4).

How can I draw horizontal or vertical lines as a shapefile?

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The CADTools plugin has a feature named Orthogonal Digitizing.

While in editing mode of a line or polygon layer, holding ctrl allows to draw orthogonal lines.

Furthermore, the QAD plugin snaps to the horizontal or vertical axis when drawing a LINE object.

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If you would like to draw a grid you can use the Create Grid algorithm (see: https://docs.qgis.org/2.6/en/docs/user_manual/processing_algs/qgis/vector_creation_tools/creategrid.html). For arbitrary horizontal lines you can use the Numerical Digitize Plugin, giving the same value for the north coordinate.

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