# Calculating distances and angles

You can calculate the distance between any two points you select. The following information is displayed:

- The distance between the points, measured in drawing units.
- Their angle in the xy plane.
- Their angle measured from the xy plane.
- The change (delta) in the x, y, and z distances between the two points.

#### To calculate the distance between two points and their angle

- Do one of the following:
- Choose Tools > Inquiry > Distance.
- On the Inquiry toolbar, click the Distance tool ().
- Type
*distance* and then press Enter.

- Specify the first point.
- Specify the second point.

The following type of information is displayed:

Distance = 13.2850, Angle in XY Plane = 31?, Angle from XY Plane = 0?

Delta X = 11.3878, Delta Y = 6.8418, Delta Z = 0.0000

Use the Distance command to calculate the distance (**A**) between two points (**B** and **C**), the angle in the xy plane (**D**), the angle from the xy plane, and the delta x (**E**), delta y (**F**), and delta z distances between the two points.

**TIP** To use specific points on selected entities, use entity snaps to select the precise points on the entities.