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  • Ruth Hewson

    August 13, 2010 at 5:34 am

    This is a huge thing for me as I have just started making all of my clothing patterns in illustrator.

    I need to know how to measure the length of a curved line. I don’t want to know the distance between the two points, I need to know the length of the line…

  • Vincent Rosati

    August 13, 2010 at 6:02 am

    illustrator path length

    There are a bunch of plugins that will do this for you.

    Try ’em out and let us know how they work for you.


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  • Ruth Hewson

    August 13, 2010 at 7:53 am


    I had been searching google with “curved path measurement” for ages and hadn’t come up with anything but after i searched illustrator path length I found a great free plugin called Path Area by Telegraphics and it works great 😀

  • les nemeth

    August 13, 2010 at 11:08 am

    1. Window > Document Info
    2. Open the palette menu
    3. Check “Selection” and “Objects”
    4. Select your path
    5. Read the length of the path

  • Nick Wingate

    July 17, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I am trying to utilize PathLength for illustrator CS4 and I am having trouble seeing how to use it. Any hints?

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