How was the hose created?
Can you not measure the "path"?
The hose is a sweep of a constant profile in a simple 2/d plane, but i haven't found a real simple way to just click and get a length of the hose, or sketch path, so far.
I did something along these lines for measuring electrical conduit.
In the hose path sketch, create dimensions for every segment. Where the addition of a measurement will create an "over-defined" condition, set the dimension to driven. If you have curves create an arc length measurement. Save the sketch.
Create an equation. Set the variable (something like Hose_Total_Length) equal to the lengths of all the dimensions in the sketch added up. You can build the equation by making the sketch visible and then just clicking on each dimension to fill in the equation. It might look something like:
It is a bit of a manual effort to set up, but it is parametric if you update any lengths in the sketch.
I then set a custom property equal to Hose_Total_Length and then drive a note in my drawing from that custom property.
Hope this gives you some ideas.
In the sketch for your path, select all the lines then go to tools-spline tools and select fit spline. You can select the spline and get the length.
Yeah that's a couple of great ways to accomplish what I was looking for.
Thanks to all for Input;