TotalLength+ is an extended version of the free Autodesk AutoCAD plug-in TotalLength. It is an Autolisp script calculating the total length of multiple objects of user-selected type(s) - lines, arcs, 2D and 3D polylines or combinations of them. There's also an option to check ALL LENGTH OBJECTS / ARCS which includes all objects that have got a 'Length' or 'Arc length' property when opened in the Properties Bar. Unchecking a type of objects while ALL LENGTH OBJECTS / ARCS is checked will substract the objects of this type from the selection.
If the Insert labels box in the TotalLength dialog is checked all the selected objects get associative labels with their lengths. The labels are updated automatically when the corresponding geometry is modified. There's a possibility a table with the various lengths and the number of the selected objects of each length to be inserted in the drawing.
TotalLength+ is a universal plug-in and can be used in any field of design where such calculations are needed - for the total length of walls, fences, cables, pipes, pavements, etc. The dialog box makes the app intuitive to work with, so there will be no need to spend a lot of time studying it.
General Usage Instructions
Click to open the TotalLength dialog.
Check the types of objects to be included in the TotalLength calculation. Check the Insert labels box and set the Text height value accordingly to your drawing if you want each selected object to be labeled with its length.
If you click the Select objects button you will be allowed to make a selection. Use whatever selection method you want, TotalLength filters only the objects of the desired types. Right-click or press ENTER to confirm your selection is ready. The TotalLength dialog is opened again, the total length of the selected objects appears in the TOTAL LENGTH field. The value can be copied to clipboard. Click the Select objects button again for another TotalLength calculation.
Click the INSERT LIST button to insert a table with the various lengths and the number of the selected objects of each length in your drawing or click the OK button to exit the TotalLength dialog without inserting a table.You can also press the INSERT LIST button while no objects are selected. The table inserted is in the current table style.
All the values returned by TotalLength are of the current Units type and with the current Units precision.
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Openes the TotalLength dialog
Uninstall TotalLength if installed.
The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk App Store has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.