Taking measurements


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Taking measurements

In this lesson, we're going to do something a little different, instead of creating new geometry, we're going to verify geometry that's been provided for us. In this lesson, we'll explore several ways to take measurements. On my screen I have an architectural example, this a floor plan of a hotel room. I'd like to take some measurements in this drawing, so I'm going to come up to the Utilities panel and we can find the Measuring tools right here. At first glance, you may think there's only one tool, Distance, which is the default.

If however I come down to the lower half of this icon and click, I can open up a menu showing me all of the Measurement options. I'm going to start with the Distance. To find a distance all we have to do is pick two points, and AutoCAD will tell us how far apart they are. For example, let's find out how wide this nightstand is. I'll grab the endpoint on one side and the endpoint on the other, and we can see it...

Taking measurements
Video duration: 2m 41s 2h 10m Beginner

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Taking measurements provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2013 Essentials: 03 Editing and Organizing Drawings

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