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How to measure horizontal distance of project points?

A - answer You probably often need to measure distances of points and other objects in AutoCAD Civil 3D projects. Sometimes you want to know the horizontal distance, in the plan view, in the XY plane - i.e. without respecting heights (Z-coordinates).

For this functionality you can use the commands CgCDist (running distance/length) and CgSList with the Points option (includes slopes). The standard AutoCAD commands DIST and MEASUREGEOM measure only the inclined distance, "in 3D".

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23.12.2009    18370×  
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applies to: AutoCAD Civil 3D ·

See also:
Tip 11625:Measure lengths along a curve - points in given distances.
Tip 11623:Measuring suddenly doesn't work in AutoCAD or DWG TrueView.
Tip 11614:How to reorder custom properties in a dynamic block?
Tip 11428:Differences in typed distance/offset values in Inventor sketches.
Tip 11222:Directional copying of AutoCAD drawing objects.

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