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Measure distance between multiple points

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Measure distance between multiple points

Hi,

 

I would like to measure the total distance between multiple points (vertex) that I select. How do I do that or is it not possible?

For example, I have an assembly that I would like to protect by covering it with a big sheet of plastic. To find out what dimensions to cut the plastic to I would like to click along the perimiter of the assembly and have the measure tool add up the distances between the clicked points. Right now I have to measure one length at a time and add them manually.

 

If not, are there any suggestions to a different way of doing this?

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Re: Measure distance between multiple points

Try creating a datum curve through the vertices and set the type to "straight". Then you can measure the "length" of the curve feature. Tip, after the first 2 points, select the line type before picking additional points or they will all be curvature segments.

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Re: Measure distance between multiple points

Thanks. Good tip. I guess then that there is no real way of using the measuring tool only. Ie without adding new elements to the assembly.

Re: Measure distance between multiple points

There is another way but it too is very manual.

You can save each measurement results (point to point). This creates a measure-feature You can then create a relation that adds them all together. You could even show this sum on the screen. These values will remain dynamic.