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Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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Summary

This chapter includes several commands for obtaining information in the drawing, two commands to modify entities properties and a command to select entities based on properties values.

The GETDISTANCE command calculates distance, increments and angles between two points. The GETAREA command calculates areas and perimeters. The GETXY command allows user to obtain the absolute coordinates of points. The GETPROPERTIES command lists entities properties. The PROPERTIES command displays a palette that can be permanently visible, providing access to all generic and geometric properties of selected entities. From this palette we can apply the SMARTSELECT command for creating a selection by filtering entities properties. The PROPERTYPAINTER command ...

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