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01-05-2011, 11:42 PM
Is anybody aware of a function in PartWorks that tells you the length of a curvilinear line? For example … How many inches of inlay “string” are necessary to inlay a given path.

Thanks, Steve

01-06-2011, 04:47 AM
1. Click on the Measure tool in the Edit Objects section.
2. Click on the Span / Contour Properties selector.
3. Click on the first span of the vector you want to measure.
4. Make a note of the length displayed in the Measure tool pane.
5. Repeat 3 and 4 moving along each span of the vector
6. Add it all up!

Brian Moran
01-06-2011, 07:51 AM

If you click on the measure tool and select 'Span / Contour Properties' then click on your vector it will display the perimeter and area as shown in the attached screenshot.


01-06-2011, 08:09 AM
Doh, I thought that only worked for closed vectors. :o

01-06-2011, 08:10 AM
Fantastic! Thanks for the solution guys. And I see that under the vector area the spans are totaled already for me.

Thanks again