Measuring Length


The following 3 methods can be used to measure a length.

To display a command parameter to be executed, click / of command parameters, or press Tab key or / key on the keyboard.

  1. Click [Measure Length] on [Tools] menu.
  2. Specify a target whose length is to be measured.
    Specifying a target displays the measured length, increase/decrease in X coordinates (DX) and Y coordinates (DY) in [Measurement Results] dialog box.
    When specifying the start point and end point
    Switch the parameter on Command Window to [Start Point] box, and click the start point and end point on the drawing.
    The distance between the start and end points will be measured.
    When specifying a point array
    Switch the parameter on Command Window to [Point Array] box, click point arrays in order on the drawing, and press Enter on the keyboard, or click on the toolbar on Command Window.
    The length of a line connecting the specified point arrays will be measured.
    When specifying a shape
    Switch the parameter on Command Window to [Shape] box, and click a shape whose length is to be measured.
    The entire length of the clicked shape will be measured.
    Shapes whose length can be measured are lines, polylines, circles, arcs, ellipses, elliptical arcs and B-Splines.
  3. Copy
    Click it to copy the measurement results to the Windows Clipboard.
    Accuracy
    Click to specify the number of decimal places displayed.

  4. Click [Close].
    [Measurement Results] will be closed.
Supplemental
The unit for measurement results can be modified in [Drawing Settings] dialog box.
You can specify the start point, end point and point array by inputting X and Y coordinates in [Start Point], [End Point] or [Point Array] boxes on Command Window.

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