# Thread: Show The X,Y coordinate for a point

1. ## Show The X,Y coordinate for a point

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Hello everyone, I'm having a problem with showing the both x,y coordinates for a certain point , does anyone know how can i do that , and by the way I'm using Auto-CAD 2005, because whenever i try to show it , it either show the X - coordinate or the y - coordinate alone but i need to show both of them for example this point (4.2 , 2.2).
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2. please everyone , any kind of help is appreciated .

3. Patience, new friend! For you the week is just beginning, for some of us it is the start of the weekend.

As you have found, AutoCAD will only write one coordinate at a time. However, there is a nice Lisp written by ASMI here. Look at post no 6.

4. Having just done a bit of a search, you could be using a Field in conjunction with a block Insertion Point.

5. Originally Posted by TYGA
Hello everyone, I'm having a problem with showing the both x,y coordinates for a certain point , does anyone know how can i do that , and by the way I'm using Auto-CAD 2005, because whenever i try to show it , it either show the X - coordinate or the y - coordinate alone but i need to show both of them for example this point (4.2 , 2.2).
thank you guy's for the wonderful forum , and please accept me as a new friend.
Tools > Inquiry > Point ID

6. thanks A lot Guy's that was really helpful.

7. i'm looking for an easy way to put the coordinates pf the point on the draw ( not the text one) like those >

8. eldon , your way is nice but i think it's too complicated for a beginner.
I know this way ( Dimensions>Ordinate>RightClick on the Point>.X or .Y ) but as you can see it will give one coordinate for to the selected point , Either X Either Y ( and that doesn't work with me ) , So Any Ideas.

9. All beginners have to start somewhere, and having an object in sight is very motivating.

Either you have to master using Lisps or you have to master using Fields.

I usually use r 2002 which does not have Fields, but managed to generate the picture above quite quickly using 2005. Go for it!

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As eldon suggested, make a block with Fields. I'm attaching an example I created a while ago to label Northings, Eastings. I saved it in 2004 format, hope it works for you.

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