How do we calculate lineal feet for curving lines with many segments?


#1

Hi,
Could someone tell me how to calculate lineal feet in SketchUp Pro?
I tried touching the labeling tool to the line, but it will only calculate one segment of the line and I cannot select the entire line. I need to get the total lineal feet.
Thanks!


#2

Select all the segments of the line and look at the Entity Info window. It will tell you the number of segments and the total length.


#3

Select any combination of edges and look in Entity Info (right-click > Entity Info).

-Gully


#4

Hello, thanks very much for your reply. It worked well!


#5

if you’re using the info to buy materials, make sure to get a bit extra than listed since the length of segments will be less than length of curve.
(if it’s a sketchup arc or circle-- true curve length will be reported)


#6

Good point Jeff. I didn’t want to bother mentioning the exception of arcs and circles but this is truly a valid point, not to be forgotten.


#7

Thanks, Jeff. I am using the info for a cost estimate. How much more (say, per 100 ft) should I add? Also does the same apply to area calculations?
Thanks again!


#8

it’s not as big a discrepancy as i originally imagined it would be… especially if the polylines are highly segmented… so really, a few inches per/ hundred feet would do…

length_compare.skp (106.2 KB)


#9

Thanks a lot, Jeff. Very useful to know this!