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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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applies to: Civil 3D ·

See also:
Tip 12526:BufZone - buffer zones and wipeouts around AutoCAD line objects.
Tip 12374:Quick dynamic measuring stopped to work.
Tip 12368:Gaps - how to find loose ends on lines in a DWG?
Tip 12201:Quick dynamic measuring of objects near your cursor.
Tip 12105:Select the smallest DWG object - MinOf utility.

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