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Total length of lines in a drawing (by layer).

A - answer With the free LISP utility CADstudio AddLen you can summarize the total length of all selected lines, arcs, polylines, circles, splines and other curves in your current drawing.

The lengths are also grouped by layers. You can optionally export the results to a SDF text file. Since version 1.2 you can also list individual values. Decimal places depend on the UNITS command.

Sample output:

Layer-Length:
0 118.1143
POWER 438.91
PHONE 311.08
LAN 3010.72

You can download the AddLen utility from www.cadstudio.cz/download. Run it with the AddLen command.

You can use LISP variables to control the format of text output:
(setq AddLenNoSub T) ; suppress subtotals
(setq AddLen3rows T) ; layer in 3 rows
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See also:
Tip 11647:How to display dynamic dimensions on grip editing?
Tip 11494:Entering decimal values using fractions in CAD applications.
Tip 11448:Numbered linetypes for line grids.
Tip 10721:How to draw a catenary or other parametric curve in Inventor?
Tip 10239:Conditional text fields in AutoCAD.


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