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Calculating distances and angles
You can calculate the distance between any two points you select to determine the
• The distance between the points, measured in drawing units.
• Their angle in the xy plane.
• Their angle measured from the xy plane.
The change (delta) in the x, y, and z distances between the two points.
Calculating the distance between two points and their angle
When calculating the distance between points, it is often helpful to use entity snaps to
specify precise points.
Viewing calculated distance details
As you select entities, the program displays the calculations. If the command bar is
displayed, the information appears there. If the command bar is not displayed, the
program opens the Prompt History window and displays the calculations. The following
type of information is an example of what is displayed:
Distance = 13.2850, Angle in XY Plane = 31º, Angle from XY Plane = 0º
Delta X = 11.3878, Delta Y = 6.8418, Delta Z = 0.0000
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