Measurement Tool

(see also: Measurements, Dimensions, and Labels)

Use the Measure tool when you need to know the distance between two points in your design.

There are a few ways to get to the Measure Tool:

  • From the Main toolbar, select the Measure Tool. mceclip5.png
  • Select the Measure Tool on the Measurement Toolbar
  • Use the Keyboard Shortcut (default: U)

    • The Measure tab appears in DesignCentral.

  • Click and drag the cursor between the desired points.
  • Release the mouse button.

The following information displays in DesignCentral:


  X, Y X,Y coordinates of the first point
HorizontalArrow.pngVerticalArrow.png Horizontal and vertical distances
DiagonalArrow.png Actual distance between start and end points
Angle.png Angle of the line that joins the start and end points will have with the horizontal

Click a single point to show its position in the design.


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