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How can I measure the length of a projected curve? Thanks

peter_cliffordpeter_clifford Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
 It is an exhaust pipe design so I need all the pipes to be the same length.

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    steve_shubinsteve_shubin Member Posts: 1,070 ✭✭✭✭
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    @peter_clifford

    I used the sweep path for a measurement. had no problem

    If you share the link or URL to your document, some of the people here in the forum could take a look at it




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    peter_cliffordpeter_clifford Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
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    Thanks so much Steve. That led me to the complete solution. When I rolled back to the first path the measurement worked. When I rolled forward again it would not. So I suppressed the sweeps and that just left the paths. Then selecting each in turn showed the measurements. Not sure why it worked but it did. Many thanks.

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    steve_shubinsteve_shubin Member Posts: 1,070 ✭✭✭✭
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    @peter_clifford

    I used the sweep path for a measurement. had no problem

    If you share the link or URL to your document, some of the people here in the forum could take a look at it




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    peter_cliffordpeter_clifford Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
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    Thanks so much Steve. That led me to the complete solution. When I rolled back to the first path the measurement worked. When I rolled forward again it would not. So I suppressed the sweeps and that just left the paths. Then selecting each in turn showed the measurements. Not sure why it worked but it did. Many thanks.
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    Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,646
    @peter_clifford

    In your initial image it looks like you had the endpoints selected as well?  Maybe you were selecting the whole body from the parts list or the feature list?  For the length measurement you are going to want to get a selection of the edge, so just clicking on the edge in the graphics area should do the trick.  Clicking in the parts list will select the whole body, which will not give a length measurement (as far as I know).
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
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    jeffrey_stormjeffrey_storm Member Posts: 2
    Give it a shot and see how it works for you. Hope this helps!

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    jeffrey_stormjeffrey_storm Member Posts: 2
    edited June 28
    Measuring the length of a projected curve in Onshape can be handy for sure. Here's a neat trick: you can use the on-screen ruler tool to do this. Just select the curve, activate the ruler, and bam! It should give you the length you're after. Pretty nifty, right?

    I've used this method a few times myself, especially when tweaking designs or checking dimensions. It's quick and gets the job done without any fuss. Plus, it keeps everything in one place, which is a bonus when you're knee-deep in a project.


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