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In this article, you will learn what measurement tools are available in the viewer and how to use them.

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In the viewer you will find a lot of measurement tools, to find them click the ruler icon.

 

The sub-menu has now appeared, before getting to the tools we have to talk about the first button, this allows you to switch beween meters (m) and feets (ft).

Measure in meters :

 

Measure in feets:

 

Before starting with the tools you must know this, the way every tool works is more or less the same, they just allow you to measure different things, you will be manipulating points, to place these points just make a left click on the point cloud, once a point is placed you can move it by clicking it, holding your left click and draging it where you want. Be informed that the points will always be sticked tu actual points from the point cloud, you can not place measurement points in the void. You might need some practice time to get used to the way moving points works. All right, now that this is set, onto the tools !!

 

For each tool you will find additional information / functionnalities, to get to them just click the Project icon on the right menu, then open the Measures sub-category contained in the Objects category and you will find every measure present on the project.

 

Angle :

This tool allows you to measure angles, you will by manipuling a triangle, allowing you to measure any angle you want.

 

Additional information : Here you have each point's position and each angle's angle, you can copy the point's position and delete the angle measurement.

 

 

Point :

This tool allows you to get a point's position.

 

Additional information : Here you get a lot of information about the point, you can copy the point's position and delete the point measurement.

 

 

Distance :

This tool allows you to measure a distance between 2 points, it can be allongside an element, a diagonal between the bottom of one element and the top of another one, the distance between 2 elements or basically anything, you are the boss.

 

Additional information : Here you have each point's position, each distance and the total distance, you can copy the point's position and delete the distance measure. Additionnaly you can create a height profile following the lines you drew (see the tool later in this article).

 

 

Height :

This tool allows you to measur a height with way more precision than what you could do with the distance tool, with this tool, place your first point anywhere at the bottom of your element (floor / road etc...), the second on at the top and the tool will automaticaly get the vertical distance between the two points without taking in account if the two points are placed exactly one above the other.

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Additional information : Here you have each point's position and the height, you can copy the point's position and delete the height measurement.

 

 

Diameter :

This tool allows you to get a circle's raduis.

 

Additional information : Here you have each point's position the circle's center point, the radius and the circumference, you can copy the point's position and delete the diameter measurement.

 

 

Area :

This tool allows you to get a floor surface. Note that is doesn't have to actually be on the floor, it will get the surface within the shape created by the points, also in the example we used 4 points but you can use as many as you want, the minimum amount you need being 3 points. When you are done creat

Additional information : Here you have each point's position and the area, you can copy the point's position and delete the floor surface measurement.

 

 

Volume :

This tool allows you to measure a volume, this is the only tool in here that doesn't work exactly the same way as the others, here we are not playing with points but with axis, it is also the only tool that you can entirely use in the air without beeing forced by the point cloud. To play with the box you have a dot at the end of each axis, grab and drag these dots to change the boxe's size, you can also see 3 quarter of circles, grab and drag these to rotate the box. Getting good at manipulating this tool will definitly get some time so don't be afraid to try things with it to get used to it.

Onto the good practices, the first thing you will want to do is place the volume's bottom correctly, orientation and pitch in the order that you like, once this is done you can get to the next step, placing the  box the way you want it, the right size, where you want it. When this is done just make it the right height and there you go, your box is set. Obviously depending on what you are planning to do with the volume this procedure might change but you should always try to keep this 3 step process in your mind.

 

Additional information : Here you have the box's center position, the orientation and the volume, you can copy all the values and delete the volume measurement. You can also reinitialize the orientation.

 

 

Height profile :

This tool allows you to draw a line between multiple points, this line will be following the point cloud's forms. You can choose the lines width and use evert point within the drawn zone to create a flat profile.

 

Additional information : Here you have each point's position, you can copy the point's position and delete the profile measurement. This is where you change the line's width and show the 2D profile, this will open a window within the viewer showing you a latteral cut of the line.

 

 

Delete all measurements :

This tool allows you to delete every measurment currently present in the viewer no matter the type.

 

In case of any problem or difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact the platform's team.

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Editor : Alexis Helper
Creator : Alexis Helper
Last modification : 10/11/2021

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