The measure command is a script that creates a ruler to measure the distance between two points on a layout. The ruler is positioned within the bounds of the cursor box. The option orient may be "horizontal", "vertical", or "auto", and determines whether the ruler measures a width or a height. Without any option, orientation auto is assumed. Automatic orientation chooses the longer dimension of the cursor box as the dimension to measure. Dimensions are printed in microns.
measure is implemented as a Tcl procedure in the "tools" script. The ruler itself is implemented as elements (see the element command), including line elements for the ruler and a text element for the printed dimension.
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Last updated: December 4, 2005 at 9:12pm