DIST (Command)

Measures the distance and angle between two points.

Access Method

'DIST for transparent use

In general, the DIST command reports 3D distances in model space and 2D distances on a layout in paper space.

In model space, changes in X, Y, and Z component distances and angles are measured in 3D relative to the current UCS. The distance is displayed in the current units format.

DIST assumes the current elevation for the first or second point if you omit the Z coordinate value.

In paper space, distances are normally reported in 2D paper space units. However, when using object snaps on model space objects that are displayed in a single viewport, distances are reported as 2D model space distances projected onto a plane parallel to your screen.

The following prompts are displayed.

Specify First and Second Point
Specifies two points between which you want to get the distance and angle.
Multiple Points

Specifies several points, recording a running total of the distance. Additional options are displayed that include arcs as well as line segments of a specified length.