Creating a length measurement with multiple points | Revu 2017 & below

Measure lengths and runs using the Perimeter tool

We have received a number of requests from our users for Revu to include a Length measurement tool that measures multiple points, instead of just two. What most may not know is that this can already be done with the Perimeter measure-perimeter measurement tool. When using the Perimeter tool, it does not need to be placed in a closed loop. It can be open, allowing you to measure runs of cable, pipe, roads or any other length that has multiple points. You can also create a curved length measurement between two points.

The Perimeter tool is based on the Polylinepolyline tool. This means that you can add and subtract control points and convert control points or line segments to arcs – just like you can with a Polyline. Here is what you can do with the Perimeter tool, which is found in the Measurements measure tab, Alt+U:

Create a polyline length

  • Click the Perimeter measure-perimeter button, or press Shift+Alt+P.
  • Click and release to define all corners on the PDF.
  • Press Enter to end the Perimeter without closing the shape.

Create a rectangle by defining two points

  • Click Perimeter measure-perimeter button, or press Shift+Alt+P.
  • Click and drag between the two diagonal corners of the rectangle.

Create a polygon or rectangle by defining each point

  • Click the Perimeter measure-perimeter button, or press Shift+Alt+P.
  • Click and release to define three corners.
  • Click the first point to close the Perimeter.

Create curves in your measurement while placing points

  • Click the Perimeter measure-perimeter button, or press Shift+Alt+P.
  • Click and release to define first point, then move to next point.
  • Hold down Ctrl, then click and hold left mouse button while dragging out.
  • Release to set curve point.

Below is an image with a sample that shows different types of Perimeter measurements:



The Polylength tool can measure any length that has multiple points, regardless of its shape. Learn how to use the Polylength tool to measure these shapes.

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