The following 3 methods can be used to measure a length.
- Measuring the distance between the "start point" and "end point" specified.
- Measuring the length of a line connecting "point arrays" specified.
- Measuring the entire length of a "shape" selected.
To display a command parameter to be executed, click / of command parameters, or press Tab key or ← / → key on the keyboard.
- Click [Measure Length] on [Tools] menu.
- 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.
- Click [Close].
[Measurement Results] will be closed.
Click it to copy the measurement results to the Windows Clipboard.
Click to specify the coefficient to be applied to the measured result.
Click to specify the number of decimal places displayed.
|▪||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.|
|▪||You can select multiple shapes by clicking on them while holding down the Shift key on your keyboard.|
|▪||You can also enter a value for the coefficient directly in the [Length coefficient] box, in addition to selecting it from the list.|