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label object in ACAD with i.e. object's length

label object in ACAD with i.e. object's length

label object in ACAD with i.e. object's length

hi everybody, i wanted to use this script i found at but it didn't do what i needed. does anyone know how to retrieve the attribute (like length) of an ACAD-object (like arc, polyline, line) using a LISP-command? gotten so far as the script put a label with the number of selected items. would be a handy tool to measure items in one's drawing (i.e. for a quantity survey task). code so far as follows...


;LABEL.LSP (c) 1989 CADHELP! (206) 871-7672
;4390 E. Collins Rd., Port Orchard, WA 98366
;Also available **CIVIL/SURVEY for AutoCAD**
;Lisp programs for Civil Engineer & Surveyors
;See Dec. CADENCE article. Write or call for information.
;Use this routine is to label contour lines that have been
;digitized onto the drawing use, OSNAP NEAR to select the
;desired location of the label, then drag the rotation angle
;of the text to align parallel with the contour line.
(prompt "\nLoading..")
;pick contour & align text
(defun locate ()
 (setq p1 (getpoint "\nLabel location:")
(princ ".")
;set the text height
(defun textht ()
 (setq t1 "Text Height: <default = "
       t2 " >:"
       t3 (getvar "textsize")
 (setq ht (getreal (strcat t1 (rtos t3 2 2) t2)))
 (if (= ht nil)
  (setq ht t3)
(princ ".")
;insert the elevation
(defun insrt ()
 (command "circle" p1 (* ht 1.5)
          "text" "m" p1 ht 0 e1
(princ ".")
(defun C:LABEL ()
 (setq auswahl (ssget "_:S"))
 (setq e1 (sslength auswahl))

RE: label object in ACAD with i.e. object's length

note that i modified original script already a little
so don't blame the guys from the header of the script winky smile

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