You can extract geometric information from point locations on objects in a drawing.
With each of these commands, it's a good idea to zoom into the area close enough to resolve any closely spaced or potentially overlapping objects.
Measure Objects Dynamically
The MEASUREGEOM command provides several options to report distances, angles, radius values, and several other measurements.
The Quick option, which is the default, is particularly useful for identifying several distances and angles dynamically as you move your mouse over, near, and between 2D geometric objects.
As shown in the lower-left corner of the illustration, the orange rectangle indicates a right-angle corner.
Click within an enclosed area to display its area and perimeter in the Command window.
If you want the default to be the last option used rather than Quick, use the Mode option in MEASUREGEOM.
The Quick option is designed to work on 2D geometry in a plan view with the UCS set to World and the visual style set to 2D Wireframe. Objects that aren't measured include typical annotations such as dimensions and hatches, and custom objects.
Verify the Distance and Angle Between Point Locations
You can use the DIST command with object snaps to extract geometric information about the relationship between two points, including the distance and angle between the points, and the change or delta between their coordinates. This information displays in the Command window.
Verify the Coordinates of a Point Location
You can use the ID command with object snaps to confirm the X, Y, and Z coordinates of a specified location on an object. For example, this command can confirm whether the Z value of a point on an object in a 2D drawing is not set to zero. This information displays in the Command window.
About Point Lights
Point Lights A normal point light does not target an object, but illuminates everything around it. Point lights can be used for general lighting effects and simulate lighting sources such as candles and light bulbs. A target point light has ...
Creating a Point Light or Spotlight Tool
1. Click View tab Palettes panel Tool Palettes. (Find) 2. In the drawing, select a point light or spotlight whose properties you want to use for the new tool. 3. Drag the light to the active tool palette. The new light tool retains all of the ...
Creating a Point Light in Photometric Workflow
1. Click Visualize tab Lights panel (expanded) Lighting Units drop-down American Lighting Units (find) or International Lighting Units (find). Photometric lighting is enabled, and American or International lighting units is set. 2. Click ...
About Finding Area and Mass Properties Information
You can obtain the area, perimeter, and mass properties of selected objects or from a sequence of points. Use Commands to Calculate Area With the MEASUREGEOM and AREA commands, you can specify a series of points or select an object to find the ...
About Polar Tracking and PolarSnap
Polar tracking restricts cursor movement to specified angles. PolarSnap restricts cursor movement to specified increments along a polar angle. When you create or modify objects, you can use polar tracking to display temporary alignment paths defined ...