Measuring lengths of multiple shaped polygons

Discussion created by rsteinnecker on Jun 19, 2013
I am trying to find a way to measure the lengths of several thousand polygons of various sizes and shapes for a project I am working on. I have tried a variety of tools and even converted the polygons to rasters and then lines to try to measure, but nothing seems to work. My biggest issue is trying to find the length of irregularly shaped polygons, such as y-shapes or even ones with multiple branches. My goal is to figure out the length for each polygon and add it to the attribute table but not one at a time as there are thousands of polygons.

Does anyone have any ideas?