I am starting to use the dimension tool and I have a problem.
Here is my example case:
Starting at the origin, draw a 3 inch line along the red axis.
From the end of that line, draw a 4 inch line parallel to the green axis.
From the end of that line, draw a 12 inch line parallel to the blue axis.
Finally from the end of that line, draw a line back to the origin.
The length of the last line is 13 inches. (It is part of a 5, 12, 13
right triangle. The 5 comes from a 3, 4, 5 right triangle.)
However I cannot get the dimension tool to give me the length of that
last line. It keeps wanting to give me a projection on the red/green,
green/blue. red/blue, or some other plane. I.e it will give me: 3, 4,
12, 5, or 12 21/32 inches. The last two values are projections to other
Does anyone know how to get the dimension tool to give me the actual
length of the line. I.e. 13 inches.
Note: The Entity Info box and tape measure tool do give the correct
length of 13 inches.