There is a way to pick on a line or curve and a floating box appears which shows the Bearing and Distance if you pick the line, and curve data when you pick a curve. The box will stay on after you Esc or move on to something else. The floating box has an X if you no longer need it to be turned on. It is handy if you are comparing the picked items with other items. When you pick a line and use properties to get the information that you need and you Esc from that line or curve the information does not stay on in the properties. I cannot find a way to make it so that the floating box turns on when I pick a line or curve.