Taking measurements using the Distance command


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Taking measurements using the Distance command

Finding the distance between two points doesn't always require us to create a dimension, some times just knowing the measurement is all we want. In times like these we can use AutoCAD's Distance tool. On my screen I have a site plan for a proposed restaurant. Let me mention that, this is a civil engineering drawing, so it was created such that each unit equals one foot. Let's verify some of the measurements in this drawing. First of all I would like to measure the width of this parking stall, to do that I am going to use the Distance tool.

Distance is located in the Utilities Panel, if I click this fly-out, we can find Distance at the top of the menu. Also notice that Distance is the default option, so if I wanted to, I could launch the command by clicking this large icon. Now to find a distance all I have to do is click two points, and AutoCAD will tell me how far apart they are. I am going to select the endpoint here and the endpoint here, and I could see those points are 9 un...

Taking measurements using the Distance command
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Taking measurements using the Distance command provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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