Dwight wrote:That is what I always do, it is an arc, the arc length measure tool will not work. Have done this many, many times, all I get is that sound which means "you can't get there from here", you know the error sound.
Click on the arc then click to place the dimension.
Are you working with arcs or splines?
Maybe it's me or maybe it's the image but those arcs look elliptical. If they are I'm pretty sure the radius or arc length dimension tools will work on them. I can't say for sure since I have never tried since I wouldn't attempt to dimension ellipses that way.
Archimamamia wrote:For this you can use the "Element information" palette under Window>Palettes>
They are ellipses, and the tool will not work, perhaps that is the problem. I need to know their length, have tried many workaround, none successful.
It is also possible that you activate the Arc Tool and SPACE-click the Elliptical Arc. ArchiCAD will create a series of Arcs that approximate the Ellipse. Then you will able to Dimension those Arcs one by one.
In the original post you mention dotted lines, I guess you meant the Dashed Line?
So if you activate the Arc/Circle Tool, then move your cursor over one of those 4 Dashed elliptical arcs I see, the thin Mercedes cursor shape appears indicating you have found an edge, then you hold down the SPACE key and click the dashed arc. Is this when the error sound comes?