Quick Reference

Creates a point object.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Home tabDraw panelMultiple PointsNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace.
 Toolbar: Draw 
 Menu: DrawPointNot available in menus in the current workspace


Points can act as nodes to which you can snap objects. You can specify a full three-dimensional location for a point. The current elevation is assumed if you omit the Z coordinate value.

The PDMODE and PDSIZE system variables control the appearance of point objects. PDMODE values 0, 2, 3, and 4 specify a figure to draw through the point. A value of 1 specifies that nothing is displayed.

Specifying the value 32, 64, or 96 selects a shape to draw around the point, in addition to the figure drawn through it:

PDSIZE controls the size of the point figures, except for PDMODE values 0 and 1. A setting of 0 generates the point at 5 percent of the drawing area height. A positive PDSIZE value specifies an absolute size for the point figures. A negative value is interpreted as a percentage of the viewport size.

After you change PDMODE and PDSIZE, the appearance of existing points changes the next time the drawing is regenerated.

You can use MEASURE and DIVIDE to create points along an object. Use DDPTYPE to specify point size and styles easily.

List of Prompts

Specify a point: