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The Polyline Polyline Icon option allows you to draw an arbitrary polyline consisting of any number of line segments, on the view. A Polyline can also be used to measure length.

To add a Polyline:

  1. Select Polyline Polyline Icon from the toolbar menu or the Tools menu.
  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 Green Checkmark or press ENTER to add the Polyline to the view.
After a Polyline has been added, it can be formatted, moved, re-sized, copied, etc. See the Edit Tools Overview topic for details.

Length Measurement

A useful feature of the Polyline Polyline Icon 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 view

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