How does the Plus System (AKA “Plus Two System,” AKA “Plus 2 System”) work?

It is described and illustrated in detail in the Plus System handout and in the following instructional articles:

Here are video demonstrations, the 2nd from Vol. IV of The Video Encyclopedia of Pool Shots (VEPS):

A visual alternative to the Plus System, with no diamond numbering or calculating, is the midpoint-parallel-shift system.

The Plus System is used mostly for aiming two-rail kicks off a short rail, but it can also be used to aim three-rail kicks off a long rail as demonstrated in the following video:

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