The Console is a window that displays detailed information about a function you are currently using.
The top line of the Console is called the Location Indicator. The Location Indicator provides information regarding “cursor placement” relating to steps from vertical (division) lines and horizontal reference points from either back side line, front side line, or middle of field.
Information in the Console changes depending on the function currently being used. Typically the console shows information such as: number of positions selected, average interval of selected or new shape, average length, maximum stride of transition, etc.
The five buttons in the top right corner of the Console control the step resolution of the Location Indicator and the cursor on the field. The choices are whole (1) step, half ½ step, quart ¼ step, eighth (1/8), and sixteenth (1/16) step. Switching between step resolutions gives the user more control of placement points on the field. This is valuable when implementing tools such as the Free Form Tool where many points are required to create a smooth shape. If your shape has few data points, you would typically want to choose a whole step resolution so your endpoints will fall on whole steps.