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How to get coordinates in AutoCAD?

Brief Answer: To get coordinates in AutoCAD, you can use the ID command, hover over points with the mouse, or use the List command.

Detailed Explanation and Solutions:

  1. Understanding the Need for Coordinates:
    • Knowing exact coordinates of points in AutoCAD is crucial for precision in design and referencing specific locations.
  2. Using the ID Command:
    • Activate ID Command: Type ID in the command line and press Enter.
    • Select Point: Click on the point in the drawing whose coordinates you want to know.
    • View Coordinates: The X, Y, (and Z if applicable) coordinates will be displayed in the command line.
  3. Hovering with the Mouse:
    • Move the Mouse: Hover the cursor over a point in the drawing.
    • Read Tooltip: Coordinates will be displayed in a tooltip next to the cursor.
  4. Using the List Command:
    • Type LIST: Enter LIST in the command line and press Enter.
    • Select Object: Click on the object or point.
    • View Details: Press Enter, and the coordinates, along with other details, will be displayed.

Key Points:

  • Accuracy: Ensure Object Snap is enabled for accurate point selection.
  • Coordinate System: Be aware of the coordinate system you are using (world, user-defined, etc.).
  • Multiple Points: Use the List command for detailed information on multiple points or objects.

By utilizing these methods, you can effectively find the coordinates of points in your AutoCAD drawings, essential for accuracy and detail in design work.