Measure lengths and runs using the Polylength tool
The Polylength tool can be used to measure any length that has multiple points, regardless of its shape. The Perimeter tool functions similarly to the Polyline tool, meaning that you can add and subtract control points, and convert control points and line segments to arcs.
To use the Perimeter tool:
- Go to Tools > Measure > Polylength (Shift+Alt+Q). You may be prompted to calibrate your drawing.
- Click all points of the object to be measured.
- The measurement will finish automatically once you click on the original point, or you can double-click or press Enter to create the markup without closing the shape.
Create curves in your measurement while placing points:
- Click the Perimeter button (Shift+Alt+P).
- Click a point of the object to be measured. To create a curve at the next point, hold Ctrl and then click and drag away from the point. Once you have the desired curve, release the mouse.
Create curves in an existing measurement:
- In a completed Perimeter or Polylength measurement, you can convert a measurement line to a curve right-click the line and select Convert to Arc.
To convert a control point to a curve, right-click the control point and go to Control Point > Convert Control Point to Arc.
- Click and drag the curve’s control points to match the shape of the object you want to measure.