# measure object's girth

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I know it must be possible(i hope it is) but i cant figure out how to measure an object's girth. It is an arc--easy enough to measure cord and tangent--- but i cant figure how to measure the grrrrrrrrrrrth.

any suggestions??

Aloha,

Dave

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What do you mean by "girth"?

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Girth= the measurement around the middle of something.

Please post an image of the object to be measured around the middle of ; )

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so would the perimeter work?

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Girth= the measurement around the middle of something.

Indeed.

A charmingly old fasioned term I havent heard for a while.

I'm picturing the trouser measurement of a rather portly older gentleman. :-)

...or perhaps the saddle strap of a hourse.

Perhaps Dave wants the Arc Length of his Arc?

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girth- as if you streatch a tape measure over the surface of an arc--in this case it is a bent piece of glass

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Dave,

If it's a simple arc you can read the Arc Length directly from the Object Info Pallette (OIP)

If the shape has been turned into a polyline from arcs you can temporarily Decompose it to read the length of an individual component, then re-compose.

If it is a 3D object, most people trace a new temporary arc over the profile and get the dimensions from that. A pain, but there you are.

I'm not aware of a Dimension tool which will place the Arc length on the drawing.

HTH

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hmmm-- do you mean the object's perimeter??? in the OIP....

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If it's an object like a polyline or rectangle it will show as "Perimeter".

If it is a poly with some edges "not shown" I think the Perimeter reads the visible sides.

If it's an Arc it will show as "Arc Length"

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