I can see the x and y coordinate in the lower left corner of the screen when I select an object. But the z value is always listed at 0 even though I have object at different elevations. Is there something I need to turn on to get the z value to register?
I found evaluatept and Setpt commands which help. Still wondering why the Z value doesnt show in lower left corner though
Because unless you are actually snapping to something, by default the cursor lies on the active CPlane i.e. Z0. If you snap to something while in a command, you will see the correct Z value.
Also if you have Project turn on in Osnaps then your snaps will be projected onto the Cplane with z=0.