Have You Tried: AutoCAD QuickCalc Calculator

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Want to perform calculations right from within your drawing? We’re exploring the AutoCAD QuickCalc Calculator in this month’s edition of Have You Tried. Read on for more.

In AutoCAD, geometric values such as distance or angular measurement are often required to draw an object. In most situations, you might know the distance or angle required to draw an object but there are times when those values are unknown and need to be calculated.

AutoCAD QuickCalc Calculator

While your favorite calculator or app can be used to calculate a distance or angle, to use the result you’ll have to type it at the prompt in the AutoCAD Command window, which is a pain. The QuickCalc Calculator can be used to perform basic and complex calculations within the AutoCAD drawing environment, and the value that’s calculated can be sent directly to the current prompt for the command in progress.

Have You Tried: AutoCAD QuickCalc Calculator

You can learn how the use the QuickCalc Calculator as part of your drawing workflow by viewing the video and following the step-by-step examples in the HaveYouTried:QuickCalcCalculator topic.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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