What’s New in AutoCAD 2020? Quick Measure

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By Tiffany Lee

Welcome to the first entry of the “What’s New in AutoCAD 2020” series! Last week, we were thrilled to introduce AutoCAD2020’s powerful and innovative functionality. In this series, we’ll be diving into a few of the new features of AutoCAD 2020 and AutoCAD LT 2020—starting with the time-saving Quick Measure tool.

Quickly display measurements at a glance

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.

 

Quick Measure AutoCAD 2020

When this option is active, dimensions, distances, and angles are displayed dynamically as you move your mouse over and between objects. The small orange squares in the corners indicate that the lines are at a 90-degree angle.

Quick Measure AutoCAD 2020

The distance between two objects is measured only if the objects are parallel.

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

Watch Quick Measure in action

More new features in AutoCAD 2020

In the next entry, we’ll be tackling one of our 2020 favorites: the brand-new Blocks palette. In the meantime, check out our AutoCAD2020 announcement post or head to the AutoCADFeatures and the AutoCADLTFeatures web pages for more details and videos.

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  1. Avatarrosalia.panSMGUY

    This new feature seems amazing. I just tried it and think it would save lots of time. I usually work with a white background. That makes it difficult to read the values as they are yellow. I found that the size of the text can be adjusted with the size of the Quick-Info tool. But I did not find a setting to change the colour. Is this possible?

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