Distance in Layouts

If you’re in a layout and want to measure a distance in modelspace, you don’t need to activate the viewport or switch to modelspace to get it. Instead, just snap to your modelspace points, and AutoCAD will automatically return the real distance. If you want the “paper” distance instead, you’ll have to snap to layout geometry – an easy way is to draw a construction line and measure it. (This tip is for users of 2007 & 2008 only.)

1 comment:

Caisson said...

Nice tip. I would like to be able to toggle between model and paper space object snapping. Maybe 2009.