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How can I find distances while creating the drawing?


When creating a drawing, how can I find out where the cursor is so that I can place
the next line where I want it located? I am new to CAD.
For example, I am creating a simple wall drawing, showing locations of the 2x4 studs
on 16 inch centers. I drew the horizontal base line 120 inches long.
Then I drew the let end vertical stud 96 inches high by 1.5 inches wide.
The problem arises when I move the cursor to the right to draw the next stud 14.5
inches away, I cannot determine how far I have moved the cursor. I can only guess
at the cursor location, then waste lots and lots of time editing the drawing to
try to get the studs back to a 14.5 inche spacing.
What can I do?
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Re: How can I find distances while creating the drawing?

Turn on the Grid, adjust settings and it will let you know where you are.
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>
> When creating a drawing, how can I find out where the cursor is so that I
> can place
> the next line where I want it located? I am new to CAD.
> For example, I am creating a simple wall drawing, showing locations of the
> 2x4 studs
> on 16 inch centers. I drew the horizontal base line 120 inches long.
> Then I drew the let end vertical stud 96 inches high by 1.5 inches wide.
> The problem arises when I move the cursor to the right to draw the next
> stud 14.5
> inches away, I cannot determine how far I have moved the cursor. I can
> only guess
> at the cursor location, then waste lots and lots of time editing the
> drawing to
> try to get the studs back to a 14.5 inche spacing.
> What can I do?
>