Perimeter Measurement

The Perimeter measurement tool places specialized markups that calculate the length of all sides of a given shape or of a multi-segment line. Perimeter measurements can appear to be similar to Area Measurements, but they are not closed shapes; even when they are created such that their start and end points touch, they are always treated as open shapes. Perimeter measurements can be given depth, if desired.

For a similar measurement, see Polylength Measurements. For single length measurements, see Length Measurements. For a similar markup without the measurement, see the Polyline Tool.

Before placing a measurement, it is recommended that you calibrate the page scale for the document first. When trying to place a measurement on a page that does not have a page scale, you will be prompted to set the scale.