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The Polyline option allows you to draw an arbitrary polyline consisting of any number of line segments, in the Plan View. A Polyline can also be used to measure length. To add a Polyline:

  1. Select Polyline Polyline icon from the toolbar from the Line Tools of the Tools tab.
  2. Enter points graphically with the mouse, or enter x,y coordinates in the prompt line.
  3. When you are finished, right-click and select Done or press Enter to add the Polyline to the view.

After a Polyline has been added, it can be formatted, moved, re-sized or deleted. See the Edit Tools Overview topic for details.

Length Measurement

A useful feature of the Polyline drawing tool option is that the length of the polyline is automatically calculated, and can be displayed as a Data Tip. To view the length:

  1. Make sure the Data Tips option is on (either Min or Max).
  2. Hover the mouse over the polyline, and the length of the polyline will be displayed as a popup Data Tip.

This allows you to easily determine the length of an arbitrary polyline in the Plan View.

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