Pauses for user input of a distance
(getdist [pt] [msg])
The user can specify the distance by selecting two points, or by specifying just the second point, if a base point is provided. The user can also specify a distance by entering a number in the AutoCAD current distance units format. Although the current distance units format might be in feet and inches (architectural), the getdist function always returns the distance as a real.
A real number. If a 3D point is provided, the returned value is a 3D distance. However, setting the 64 bit of the initget function instructs getdist to ignore the Z component of 3D points and to return a 2D distance.
(setq dist (getdist)) (setq dist (getdist '(1.0 3.5))) (setq dist (getdist "How far ")) (setq dist (getdist '(1.0 3.5) "How far? "))