MEASUREGEOM
 
 
 
Quick Reference

Measures the distance, radius, angle, area, and volume of selected objects or sequence of points.

Access Methods

Button

 Ribbon: Home tabUtilities panelMeasure drop-downDistanceNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu: ToolsInquiryDistanceNot available in menus in the current workspace
 Toolbar: Inquiry

Summary

The MEASUREGEOM command performs many of the same calculations as the following commands:

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Enter an option [Distance/Radius/Angle/ARea/Volume] <Distance>: Specify Distance, Radius, Angle, Area, or Volume

Information displays at the Command prompt and in the tooltip in the current units format.

Distance

Measures the distance between specified points. The following display at the Command prompt and in the tooltip:

  • The current UCS X axis
  • Distance in X direction (Delta X)
  • Distance in Y direction (Delta Y)
Multiple Points

A running total of distance based on existing line segments and the current rubber-band line is calculated. The total updates as you move the cursor and displays in the tooltip.

If you enter Arc, Length, or Undo Options for Selecting Polylines display.

Radius

Measures the radius and diameter of a specified arc or circle.

Angle

Measures the angle of a specified arc, circle, line, or vertex.

Arc

Measures the angle of an arc.

Circle

Measures a specified angle within a circle. The angle updates as you move the cursor.

Line

Measures the angle between two lines.

Vertex

Measures the angle of a vertex.

Area

Measures the area and perimeter of an object or defined area.

NoteMEASUREGEOM cannot calculate the area of a self-intersecting object.
Specify Corner Points

Calculates the area and perimeter defined by specified points.

If you enter Arc, Length, or Undo, Options for Selecting Polylines display.

Add Area

Turns on Add mode and keeps a running total of area as you define areas. You can use the Add Area option to calculate the

  • Individual areas of defined areas and objects
  • Individual perimeters of defined areas and objects
  • Total area of all defined areas and objects
  • Total perimeter of all defined areas and objects
Subtract Area

Subtracts a specified area from the total area. The total area and perimeter displays at the Command prompt and in the tooltip.

Volume

Measures the volume of an object or a defined area.

Object

Measures the volume of an object or defined area.

You can select 2D objects. If you select a 2D object you must specify a height for that object.

If you define an object by specifying points, you must specify at least three points to define a polygon. All must lie on a plane parallel to the XY plane of the UCS. If you do not close the polygon, an area will be calculated as if a line existed between the first and last points entered.

If you enter Arc, Length, or Undo Options for Selecting Polylines display.

Add Volume

Turns on Add mode and keeps a running total of volume as you define areas.

Subtract Volume

Turns on Subtract mode and subtracts a specified volume from the total volume.

Options for Selecting Polylines

You can select polylines when using the Distance, Area, and Volume options.

Arc

Adds arc segments to the polyline.

Endpoint of Arc

Draws an arc segment. The arc segment is tangent to the previous segment of the polyline.

Angle

Specifies the included angle of the arc segment from the start point.

Entering a positive number creates counterclockwise arc segments. Entering a negative number creates clockwise arc segments.

Radius

Specifies the radius of the arc segment.

Center

Specifies the center of the arc segment.

Length

Specifies the chord length of the arc segment. If the previous segment is an arc, the new arc segment is drawn tangent to the previous arc segment.

Close

Draws an arc segment from the last point specified to the starting point, creating a closed polyline. At least two points must be specified to use this option.

Direction

Specifies a starting direction for the arc segment.

Half width

Specifies the width from the center of a wide polyline segment to one of its edges.

The starting half-width becomes the default ending half-width. The ending half-width becomes the uniform half-width for all subsequent segments until you change the half-width again. The starting and ending points of wide line segments are at the center of the line.

Typically, the intersections of adjacent wide polyline segments are beveled. No beveling is performed for nontangent arc segments or very acute angles or when a dot-dash linetype is used.

Radius

Specifies the radius of the arc segment.

Second Pt

Specifies the second point and endpoint of a three-point arc.

Width

Specifies the width of the next arc segment.

The starting width becomes the default ending width. The ending width becomes the uniform width for all subsequent segments until you change the width again. The starting and ending points of wide line segments are at the center of the line.

Typically, the intersections of adjacent wide polyline segments are beveled. No beveling is performed for nontangent arc segments, very acute angles, or when a dot-dash linetype is used.

Length

Draws a line segment of a specified length at the same angle as the previous segment. If the previous segment is an arc, the new line segment is drawn tangent to that arc segment.

Undo

Removes the most recent arc segment added to the polyline.

Close

Draws an arc segment from the last point specified to the starting point, creating a closed polyline. At least two points must be specified to use this option.