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Displaying information about your drawing


You can display a variety of information about a drawing and the entities it contains,



• Information in the drawing database about selected entities.

• The current drawing status.

• The time spent working on the drawing.


This information is displayed in the Prompt History window and in the command bar.


Displaying information about entities

You can display information about the selected entities. The information varies, depending on the type of entities you select. All of the listings display the following information:


• Entity type.

• Layer.

• Color.

• Linetype.

• The location of the entity (its xyz-coordinates relative to the current user coordinate system [UCS]).

• The current space (model space on the Model tab or paper space on a Layout tab).

• The size of the entity (the information varies, depending on the entity type).


The following type of information is displayed:


------ Circle ---------------------------------------------------

Handle: 2C

Current space: Model

Layer: 0



Handle: 4C

Current space: Model

Center point: X= -5.8583 Y= 7.2752 Z= 0.0000

Radius: 4.4562

Circumference: 27.9989

Area: 62.3837


Displaying the drawing status

You can display information about the current status of a drawing, including:


• Drawing name.

• Limits.

• Insertion base point.

• Snap and grid settings.

• Current layer, color, and linetype.

• Current settings for various modes (fill, grid, orthogonal, snap, blips, and so on).


To display the drawing status

Advanced experience level


Do one of the following to choose Drawing Status:

• On the ribbon, choose Tools > Drawing Status (in Inquiry).

• On the menu, choose Tools > Inquiry > Drawing Status.

• On the Inquiry toolbar, click the Drawing Status tool.

• Type status and then press Enter.


The following type of information is displayed:


Current drawing name: Site Plan

Drawing limits are: X=0.0000 Y=0.0000 Z=0.0000

X=12.0000 Y=9.0000 Z=0.0000

Paper space limits are: X=0.0000 Y=0.0000 Z=0.0000

X=12.0000 Y=9.0000 Z=0.0000

Screen width (pixels): 971

Screen height (pixels): 569

Insertion base is: X=0.0000 Y=0.0000 Z=0.0000

Snap resolution is: X=0.5000 Y=0.5000 Z=0.0000

Grid spacing is: X:0.5000 Y:0.5000 Z=0.0000

Current layer: 0

Current color: BYLAYER

Current linetype: BYLAYER

Current elevation: 0.0000

Current thickness: 0.0000

Fill: on

Grid: off

Ortho: off

Snap: off

Blips: off

Drag: on

Command echo: on

Positive angle direction: Counterclockwise

Angular units: Decimal degrees

Dimension units: Decimal

Pick box height: 3

Entities in drawing: 288


Tracking time spent working on a drawing

You can display information about the amount of time you have spent working on a drawing, including:


• The date and time the drawing was created.

• The date and time the drawing was most recently saved.

• The total amount of time spent working on the drawing.

• The time spent working on the drawing during the current editing session.


You can turn the elapsed-time timer on and off or reset it to zero.

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