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Linear Arc Dimension
Tip# 2182 By Michael Kolomiyets On 01-Feb-2007
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Categories : Styles
Software type : AutoCAD
Rename File To : Tip 2182: LAD.LSP
Routine displays dimensions containing the length of an arc.

If you're looking for a more robust example of advanced object manipulation in AutoCAD, then check out Michael Kolomiyets's Linear Arc Dimension (Tip #2182), LAD for short. Draw an arc and then load the LISP code and type LAD at the Command prompt. Select the arc just drawn, and it displays dimensions containing the arc length. This by itself is useful; however, Michael's functions go further by establishing a reactor that goes off when you change the arc. If you modify the points or move the arc, the dimension follows right along with an updated value as needed. This function set demonstrates the power of reactors in a productive manner and establishes a template from which you can build other power dimensioning utilities. This is such nice work, it deserves the honor of being named this month's Top Tip!



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