Subject: Changing how coordinates display

The current position of the cursor is displayed as x,y,z-coordinates in the status bar and, by default, updates dynamically as you move the cursor. There are several dis­play modes to choose from in CADdirect:        

   Absolute for points — Updates the display with absolute coordinates only when you specify a point.

   Absolute continuos — Updates the display with absolute coordinates as you move the cursor and make selections. This is the default.

   Relative continuos — The same as absolute always when moving the cursor and making selections, with the addition of displaying relative distances and angles (rather than x,y,z-coordinates) when you have previously selected a point or entity and the program displays a rubber-band line. If no command is active, absolute coordinates display.      

   Geographic continuos — Updates the display with geographic coordinates as you move the cursor and make selections.

To change how coordinates display in the status bar

   1   Do one of the following to choose Drawing Settings ():         

   On the ribbon, choose Application button > Drawing Utilities; Home > Drawing Settings (in Utilities); or Tools > Drawing Settings (in Manage).

   On the menu, choose Tools > Drawing Settings.

   On the Tools toolbar, click the Drawing Settings tool.

   Type dsettings and then press Enter.

   2   Click the Display tab.

Use a shortcut.
In the status bar, right-click Drawing Coordinates and choose Coordinate Set­tings to open the Drawing Setting > Display tab.

   3   Choose one of the following:

   Absolute coordinates update only when specifying points

   Absolute coordinates update continuously

   Relative polar coordinates update continuously

   Geographic coordinates update continuously

   4   Click OK.

Use a shortcut.
On the status bar, click Drawing Coordinates to switch to the next display mode, or press Ctrl+I.

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