Tracker and Coordinate Input

(Options > Work Environment > Tracker and Coordinate Input)
Show Tracker: Choose an option for preferred Tracker display:
Always: Select this radio button to always show the Tracker on your plan, both in 2D and in 3D, as you move your cursor.
On-demand: Select this radio button to show Tracker only during coordinate input and editing operations.
Use custom appearance: Check this box to set custom color settings for the Tracker. If this box is checked, the three controls below will override the system color settings.
Note: These color settings also affect the interface when you work with Curtain Walls: the appearance of the “Edit” button and of the Curtain Wall Toolbox (visible in Edit mode).
Text color: Choose a color from this pop-up for the foreground color (the text) of the Tracker.
Frame color: Check this box to set a separate frame color for the Tracker.
Fill color: Choose a color from this pop-up for the background color of the Tracker.
Transparency: Specify the transparency of the Tracker’s background by dragging this slider.
Note: If you wish, you can apply these colors to the Element Information pop-up (Options > Work Environment > Selection and Element Information > Use Tracker colors).
Show Z value: Check this box to display Z value (when applicable) in the Tracker.
Show parameter tags: Check this box to show parameter tags in the Tracker. (These are the texts identifying the data values displayed in the tracker, e.g. “Distance”).
Prefer polar coordinates in Tracker during straight vector input: Check this box to prefer polar coordinates (D/A, or distance, angle) over X-Y coordinates in the Tracker.
Show X-Y Coordinates relative to User origin in Tracker: Check this box if you want to display absolute X-Y coordinates in the Tracker even if you have enabled the “Relative Coordinates in Tracker” command from the Standard Toolbar. This way, the Tracker will display Relative polar coordinates and Absolute X-Y coordinates simultaneously.
Coordinate shortcuts prefer Tracker: Check this box if you want coordinate shortcuts to jump to the Tracker (instead of the Coordinates Palette).
Enable direct numeric input into Tracker fields: If this box is checked, numeric input during editing operations will be interpreted as coordinate entries into the Tracker. If this box is not checked, you must enter the Tracker using a coordinate shortcut or the TAB key.
Use relative angle measures: Check this box if you want the angle values in the Tracker to be measured (1) relative to the orthogonal grid (from 1 to 180 degrees), or (2) relative to the previous input segment during polygonal input.
Use angle relative to the last Snap Reference Line: If you check this box, angle values in the Tracker will be shown relative to the active Snap Reference. (You must first activate a Snap Reference Line for this to work.)
Expand Tracker automatically during numeric input: Check this box to extend the size of the Tracker automatically during numeric input.
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