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Measuring suddenly doesn't work in AutoCAD or DWG TrueView.

A - answer Instead of the measured distance, AutoCAD suddenly displays only the crosshair cursor with a question mark badge (symbol), no numbers.

Please check the commandline prompt for the expected type of the entry. The older command DIST immediately prompted for the points to measure. The newer universal measuring command MEASUREGEOM first requests to specify the measurement type (distance, area, radius, volume, angle...) and then prompts for the individual points.

The Dynamic mode (F12) displays prompts and measured data on screen. If it is disabled, the prompts may be somewhat hidden, especially if your command line is disabled or minimized.

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23.9.2017    37218×  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT · DWG ·

See also:
Tip 12374:Quick dynamic measuring stopped to work.
Tip 12201:Quick dynamic measuring of objects near your cursor.
Tip 9185:Fix problem of Areas on self-intersecting curves in AutoCAD 2013.
Tip 9020:Three methods and three different results of measuring distance in a map.
Tip 7392:How to measure using paper units in paper space?

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