Calculate the Length of Multiple Entities in AutoCAD 2013


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Calculating the overall length of multiple entities

AutoCAD isn't just used for creating and editing linework. AutoCAD is also capable of helping you calculate the quantities associated with construction. For instance, calculating the linear feet of a specific improvement is a pay item that's used frequently in production work. In this lesson, we'll learn a quick way to find the total linear feet of any geometry in our drawing. On my screen I have a civil engineering example. This drawing represents a site plan for a proposed restaurant and parking lot. To help calculate the construction costs, I need to provide the total linear feet of the curb and gutter used in this project.

If I zoom in over here, we can see that this geometry represents the curb and gutter. I have a line that represents the back of curb. one that represents the flow line of curb, and I have a line that represents the edge of pavement. I'm going to be using the geometry on the back of curb layer to do my calculation. So we'll start by isolating this ...

Calculating the overall length of multiple entities
Video duration: 6m 16s 3h 48m Intermediate

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Calculating the overall length of multiple entities provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD: Tips, Tricks, and Industry Secrets

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