Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here





“MEASUREGEOM” is new to me. Pre-ACAD LT 2016 I would enter “DS” (self-made macro) for the “DISTANCE” command.

Through ACAD LT 2016, entering “DS” now brings up the “MEASUREGEOM” command, which DOES accomplish the same intent, for my use, as the former “DISTANCE” command.

HOWEVER, what I personally find annoying (since “one more” keystroke DOES add “one more” keystroke) is, at the end of my measuring intent, when I expect the command to be completed allowing me to perform a different command, I get this informational graphic:

which, although informational, requires that “one more” keystroke, to “eXit” the command, which did NOT occur pre-2016, which i would like to avoid, since that information is provided at the command prompt allowing me to execute another command. For some reason, unlike at the end of many commands, when i hit either the space bar or the "Enter" key, which ends the command, hitting "space" or "Enter" after accomplishing (1) "measure" function, prompts you to perform another, unless i go through the dreaded "one more" keystroke.

I tried unchecking several boxes within the “Options” dialogue box to no avail.

Any suggestions?

Thank you!


You want it to work like it used to.

Remap the keyboard shortcut to the distance command. Don't waste your time trying to make a different command work like a command that is still there and working just fine.



Thank you, JNieman!

I thought I've been through this before.

I do NOT know why i changed the macro, or pgp file to MEASUREGEOM, but, apparently i did.

It's working the way it used to.


Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close