Tape measure tool guide line


#1

I can’t get the tape measure tool to make a guide line. If I click on the beginning of a line and enter a dim. it does not leave a point. If I measure off of a line (perpendicular to it) it does not leave a guide line.


#2

Go View/Guides


#3

Which cursor are you seeing?

This?
cursor_measure

Or this?
cursor_measureadd


#4

The one with the dashes and + sign.


#5

Then, as Box suggests, you probably have Guides turned off in the View menu.


#6

I don’t get it. The “guides” was checked . I unchecked it and then rechecked it and now it works. Thanks


#7

Probably the phase of the moon coupled with where you were holding your tongue while trying to place the guideline. :smiley: