Illustrator, measure the length of a curve?

Community Beginner ,
Aug 13, 2019 Aug 13, 2019

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Hi everybody,

On illustrator, I would like to know if it is possible to measure the length of a curve from a point A to a point B. If so, how should one do?

Thanks for your help

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Community Expert , Aug 13, 2019 Aug 13, 2019

You can see the length of a selected path in the Document info window:

path length.png

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You can see the length of a selected path in the Document info window:

path length.png

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Community Beginner ,
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Thank you for your answer Doug.

Is it possible to have this length in cm for exemple?

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Yes, if you set your 'General' units to cm under Preferences > Units

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Thanks a lot!

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Sep 19, 2021 Sep 19, 2021

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thank you very much :star:️

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Sep 22, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

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I go to the Window tab and then select Document info and I get a pop-up tab that looks nothing like this (the one I get says "Document info" on one side and "Attributes" on the other, and neither one has any inforation about the length of my stroke)... Is there "document info" located somewhere else as well?  Why does Adobe make this so difficult to locate? (I am not even looking for information about my "document," I am looking for a measurement for the length of a stroke).

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Sep 22, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

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Do you see the panel menu open in my screenshot? Open it and select 'Objects' instead of 'Document'.

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Explorer ,
Sep 22, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

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Doug, help me out here.  I am looking at my Illustrator screen right now-- what do I click on to get that panel to open up?  What is it "under"? 

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Sep 22, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

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Explorer ,
Sep 22, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

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Wait, no, I figured it out on my own: after choosing Document info I need to click on the little box on the upper right corner of the resulting pop-up (the "menu" icon) and then select Objects rather than Document.  Yeesh.  I am sure this could be easier to find, but it just ain't.  Thanks, though!

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Sep 22, 2022 Sep 22, 2022

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Well, nearly every panel has a menu. If you have no familiarity with the Illustrator interface, I'd suggest reading through the relevant parts of the manual before you start.

 

https://helpx.adobe.com/uk/illustrator/using/workspace-basics.html

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