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    AutoCAD 2020: The Quick Measure Command

    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 over any of the objects in your drawing.

    Quick Select Location: Home Tab>Utilities Panel>Measure Dropdown>Quick

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    Select the Quick measure tool, move into the drawing area and hover over any of the objects in your drawing and you get an instant visual inspection of all of the dimensions, angles, radii, diameters and even area that you might need to look at in your AutoCAD drawing. The following illustration shows three examples of quick measurement inspection. After selecting the Quick measurement tool you get more options when you right click. For the circle the radius was selected from the right click menu.

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    The Quick measure tool is great for displaying measurements at a glance. It’s a pity that the quick measure dimensions show up in yellow. Maybe in the future there will be a setting to change this display option.

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