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Really quick hitting tip today, but something that could be very useful for verification and simple measurement purposes. I was recently working on a component and was curious to determine the inside perimeter dimension for a series of edges. Thankfully, by using the everyday Measure command, I can quickly and easily obtain both the individual measurements of edges and the cumulative value of all these measurements. Check out the straightforward steps below.


Right Click and Choose the Measure Command


Select the Desired Edge to Obtain the Measurement and Click on the ‘Add to Accumulated Value’ Button


The Value is Added to the Accumulated Distance


Select the Next Edge, Click to ‘Add to Accumulated Value’ Button and Note the Updated Accumulated Distance

Repeat this process for every edge required and the accumulated distance will continue to grow, as shown below.




The Final Edge and the Accumulated Distance Value

Once we obtain the cumulative distance, right-clicking on the value will allow us to copy the value and subsequently paste it into other documents.


Right Click on the Accumulated Distance Value to Copy the Data

So that’s all there is to it! Short and sweet, easy peasy and you have the cumulative value from a series of edges. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know below. Also, if you have anything that you would like to see in a future blog post or video, let me know! Happy blogging and have a most blessed day! - Pete Strycharske

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