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    Introduction

    In AutoCAD 2020, measuring distances is faster than ever with the new Quick option of the MEASUREGEOM command, which measures 2D drawings simply by hovering your mouse.

    The New Quick Option Of The Measure Geometry Command

    Measuring distance in your drawing has become much faster with the new Quick Option of the measure geometry command. When this option is active the command displays dimensions, distances and angles within a 2D drawing dynamically as you move your mouse over and between objects. The distance between two objects is measured only if the objects are parallel. The small yellow square in the corner indicates that the lines are at a right angle.

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    Watch the Quick Measure Command in Action

    Click the learn tab on the start-up screen to view the new features video for a summary of the new features in AutoCAD 2020, including the new Quick Measure option.

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    Tip: To avoid clutter and improve performance, when using the Quick Measure tool, it’s best to zoom into complicated areas of your drawing.