How to use Inquiry Tools For Points

Here is how to use Inquiry Tools For Points in AutoCAD

You can use the Id command to find coordinates and this tool is usually used with an osnap.

  • for example, you might want to find the coordinates for the center of an existing CIRCLE.
  • you would invoke Id and then use a Center osnap to select the desired CIRCLE.

Command: ‘_id Specify point: CEN

of (select CIRCLE)
X = 3.0000 Y = 3.0000 Z = 0.0000 


You can use Dist to find the distance between two points and this tool is also normally used with an object snap.

  • for example, you might want to find the distance between the centers of two existing CIRCLEs.
  • you would invoke Id and then use a Center osnap to select the desired CIRCLEs.

Command: ‘_dist
Specify first point: CEN
of (select first CIRCLE)

Specify second point: CEN ↵

of (select second CIRCLE)
Distance = 6.0000, Angle in XY Plane = 0, Angle from XY Plane = 0
Delta X = 6.0000, Delta Y = 0.0000, Delta Z = 0.0000

Command: 


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