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Find the True Length of an Arc in SolidWorks 2013

by John Koop, Inventor Specialist, TEDCF Publishing

This is a quick tip on finding the True Length of an arc.

Here is an under defined sketch that needs one dimension to fully define it.

Find the True Length of an Arc

To get the true length of the arc, click the Dimension command and then select the arc.

Find the True Length of an Arc

Now select both points on either end of the arc, and then click OK.

Find the True Length of an Arc

Notice that the dimension is displayed with an arc above it. This means that this is the true length of the arc.

Find the True Length of an Arc

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