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Toolbar: Inquiry > Distance ()

Menu: Tools > Inquiry > Distance

Keyboard: DIST

Alias: DI

Experience Level: Intermediate

Measures the distance and angle between a first point and a second point.


  1. Specify the start point of the distance you want to measure.
  2. Specify the endpoint.

Starting point for distance: Specify the start point of the distance you want to measure.

End point: Specify the endpoint. In the command bar, the calculated distance, the angle measurements, and the x,y,z delta coordinates are displayed. If the z-coordinate value is omitted, the current elevation is used for the first or second point.


Distance inquiry command bar output.


AREA (System Variable)

ID Coordinates

Calculate the distance between two points and their angle:

Chamfer two entities using the distance-angle method

Chamfer two entities using the distance-distance method

Make a parallel copy by specifying the distance

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