When designing in Corel Draw, it can be very useful to know the total length of a curve. Since the curve may consist of straight and curved sections, this is not trivial, and unfortunately the user interface doesn’t help you here – it only tells you the width and height of an object.
So in order to get that length, use this Visual Basic macro:
Sub getLineLen() Dim sel As Shape Set sel = Application.ActiveDocument.ActiveShape Dim l, sl As Double Dim seg As Segment Dim prevu As cdrUnit prevu = Application.ActiveDocument.Unit Application.ActiveDocument.Unit = cdrMillimeter For Each seg In sel.Curve.Segments sl = seg.Length l = l + sl Next seg
MsgBox ("Length: " & l) Application.ActiveDocument.Unit = prevu End Sub
This should work in other versions of Corel Draw, too, but I could verify that for version 11 only. In order to make this work, go to the menu item “Tools -> Visual Basic -> Visual Basic editor…”. Click on “GlobalMacros”, then on “Module” and “CorelMacros”. Paste the code at the bottom of this text file. Then click on File -> Save.
To use the macro, select the relevant curve, then click on “Tools -> Visual Basic -> Execute…”. Select the macro from the list (select “Macros in” “all standard projects”) and click on “Execute”. The length of the curve will appear in a small message box.