Enter Direct Distances
 
 
 
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You can specify a point by moving the cursor to indicate a direction and then entering the distance.

To specify a line length quickly, without entering coordinate values, you can specify a point by moving the cursor to indicate a direction and then entering the distance from the first point. You can enter calculated distances from the QuickCalc calculator. For more information, see Use the QuickCalc Calculator.

You can use direct distance entry to specify points for all commands requiring more than one point. When Ortho mode or polar tracking is on, this method is an efficient way to draw lines of specified length and direction, and to move or copy objects.

NoteThe direct distance entry method is not available while you are using the temporary override keys for Ortho mode, object snap tracking, or polar tracking.
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Procedure
To draw a line using direct distance entry
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Commands
Command Modifiers