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Anthony
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Looking for a way to calc lengths of multiple blocks

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07-24-2012 01:08 AM

Are there any working .arx files or lisp routines that would enable me to calculate a total length of multiple blocks ? I know there is TLEN out there but this does't work for blocks, I need something that will calc combined lenghts of my user defined blocks which are basically simple lines of varying lenghts. Thanks

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
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Re: Looking for a way to calc lengths of multiple blocks

07-24-2012 04:57 AM in reply to: Anthony

Blocks don't have a length property.  What are you tabulating?  Does the block contain a single line?

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Re: Looking for a way to calc lengths of multiple blocks

07-24-2012 07:10 AM in reply to: dbroad

Thanks yes I realize blocks do not have a length, I just thought there might be a lsp routine or some similar arx function which could identify the lengths of the plines within the blocks and provide a total. My blocks only contain one single pline with a predetermined length.

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
12.0GB RAM, ATI FirePro V4800 (FireGL)
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Re: Looking for a way to calc lengths of multiple blocks

07-25-2012 06:20 AM in reply to: Anthony

The attached lisp should work.

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Re: Looking for a way to calc lengths of multiple blocks

07-25-2012 08:58 AM in reply to: dbroad

Perfect ! Just what I was looking for, works a treat. Many thanks. :smileyhappy:

Anthony Goodwin ~ Cad Manager/Senior Designer
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 SP2 64-Bit Edition
Windows 7 HP Z400, Intel Xeon W3550 3.07GHz
12.0GB RAM, ATI FirePro V4800 (FireGL)
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Re: Looking for a way to calc lengths of multiple blocks

07-25-2012 11:07 AM in reply to: Anthony

You're welcome.

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