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Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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Chapter 5. Inquiring Projects and Modifying Properties

A common need in CAD is to obtain information in the drawing, such as verifying a distance or calculating an area. This chapter includes two commands to modify entities properties and a command to select entities based on properties values.

In this chapter we will cover the following topics:

  • Measuring distances and angles between two points
  • Calculating areas
  • Obtain absolute coordinates for points
  • Verifying and modifying generic properties
  • Verifying and modifying specific entities properties
  • Selecting entities according to properties values
  • Copying properties between entities

Measuring distances and angles

The GETDISTANCE command (alias DI, on the Inquiry toolbar, or Tools | Inquiry main menu) calculates ...

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