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Path measurement tool


Path button

How to measure an path

Click several points to obtain a path and calculate its total length.

How to measure the total length of a pathHow to measure the total length of a path

Double-click the last point (point 5 in the example) to finish.

  • To undo a mouse click, press the Esc key.
  • "Lasso" function: when using the path or area tools, the program will "sample" points when you press the Ctrl key whilst moving the mouse.
  • While you are moving the mouse to the next position, lengths and angles are displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the Digimizer window.

Path measurements

Length is the total length of the path. Distance is the distance between the first and last point of the path.

The length and distance are displayed in the Measurements list window (*).

When the option Show result after finalizing measurement is selected, then the total length is displayed in a small window next to the object.

Summary statistics for all lengths and distances measured with the Path tool are displayed in the Statistics window.

*Only the parameters selected in the Measurements List Columns options box are displayed in the Measurements list window.

Lock tool

Lock buttonWhen the lock is Open, the program returns to Select mode after performing a measurement using the Path tool. Close the lock when you need to perform several measurements with the same tool. See Lock tool.


Measurement of length of path

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