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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 13426:Use of alternative units for arithmetic in dimensions (without square brackets).
Tip 13411:How do I set tolerances for several dimensions at the same time?
Tip 13221:Attractor - snap multiple objects to existing points/vertices.
Tip 13064:How do I measure or enter distances along a curve in Fusion 360?
Tip 12896:How to perform multiple copying with relative offset to the last copy?

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