May 20, 2011
You can calculate the distance between any two points you select. The following information is displayed:
The distance between the points, measured in drawing units.
Their angle in the xy plane.
Their angle measured from the xy plane.
The change (delta) in the x, y, and z distances between the two points.
To calculate the distance between two points and their angle
Choose Tools > Inquiry > Distance.
Specify the first point.
Specify the second point.
Command line DIST
|Use the Distance command to calculate the distance (A) between two points (B and C), the angle in the xy plane (D), the angle from the xy plane, and the delta x (E), delta y (F), and delta z distances between the two points.|
TIP To use specific points on selected objects, use object snaps to select the precise points on the objects.
DIST: Measures the distance and angle between two points
ID: Displays the coordinate of a location
AREA: Calculates the area and perimeter of objects or of defined areas
LIST: Displays database information for selected objects
MASSPROP: Calculates the mass properties of regions or 3D solids
PROPERTIES: Controls properties of existing objects
UNITS: Controls coordinate and angle display formats and precision
CAL: Evaluates mathematical and geometric expressions
System Variables Reference
DISTANCE: Sets the display size for point objects
AREA: Stores the last area computed by the AREA command
PERIMETER: Stores the last perimeter value computed by the AREA or LIST commands
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