Need to know how long a line is

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Need to know how long a line is

Postby firechief » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:24 pm

How can I find out how long a line is, it has straits and curves over a 4' x 8' part.
I,m using V Carve pro.
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Re: Need to know how long a line is

Postby mtylerfl » Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:42 pm

Use the Measure Tool
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Re: Need to know how long a line is

Postby Ton80 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:59 am

I was wondering how to use that tool and just in case the OP is also, here is my first contribution toward answering a question someone else has posted... I've been pretty good at asking questions and getting lots of great answers! Payback time... I hope ;)

Use the tool M.Tyler points out and SELECT the Span/Contour Properites mode
Capture contour span measure.PNG

I wasn't sure how to screen shot the little cursor but it will change to an ARROR wih the SPAN indicator ~ . Place the cursor on a section of your line you need to measure and click. The results show are:

TYPE - it will tell you what type of section you clicked on.. i.e. LINE or BEZIER
LENGTH: this will tell you the length of that SPAN section you clicked on.. basically node to node
VECTOR : will report the total length of all the spans that form a complete vector length. It will tell you the type of vector ( open / closed ) the Perimeter ( in the case of an open vector this looks to be the TOTAL LENGTH which is what you are looking for ) and it will tell you how many spans are joined up to create the total vector length.

Boy I hope I got this correct ... please someone let me know if I didn't and I'll edit or delete so it's not left up here. I had to go in and figure this out so if I did get it right, then I learned something also.

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Re: Need to know how long a line is

Postby sharkcutup » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:18 pm

line length.jpg

All Vectors/spans must be joined to provide an overall line/vector length when using this tool as noted by the arrow in this image above. You can click any span within the full line span and it will provide the length of that particular span and the overall length of the Open Vector/Span.

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Re: Need to know how long a line is

Postby martin54 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:35 pm

I think you summed that up pretty well John, don't think my first reply to a question was anywhere near as detailed or well explained, great being part of this forum isn't it :lol: :lol:
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