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Measurement Tool

Measurement Tool button

The Measurement Tool enables you to measure positions, distances, and angles. You can make multiple individual measurements can place them in the scene. Measurements remain visible in other tools, although they can be selected and modified only within the Measurement Tool. Measurements are not permanent and are not exported with the scene.

Measure the XYZ Position at a Single Point

  1. Click the Measurement Tool button.

  2. If another measurement is already picked, click away from any measurements to unpick it.

  3. Right-click the point you want to query. The XYZ location of the point is displayed next to it. The location is relative to the scene origin (0,0,0). The X value is positive in the north direction. Y is positive in the east direction. Z is positive in the up direction.

Measure the Distance Between Two Points

  1. Click the Measurement Tool button.

  2. If another measurement is already picked, click away from any measurements to unpick it.

  3. Right-click the first point. The XYZ location of the point is displayed next to it.

  4. Right-click the second point. The distance between the two points is displayed. If the two points are at roughly the same altitude, then only the 3D distance is displayed. If the two points are at different altitudes, then the horizontal and vertical distances are also displayed.

Measure an Angle Between Three Points

  1. Click the Measurement Tool button.

  2. If another measurement is already picked, click away from any measurements to unpick it.

  3. Right-click the first point. The XYZ location of the point is displayed next to it.

  4. Right-click the second point. The distance between the two points is displayed.

  5. Right-click the third point. The angle between the three points is displayed.

Measure the Distance Along Multiple Points

  1. Click the Measurement Tool button.

  2. If another measurement is already picked, click away from any measurements to unpick it.

  3. Right-click to create points along the distance you want to measure.

  4. Look at the number floating above the middle point of the measurement to see the distance the set of points covers.

Delete a Measurement

  1. Click the Measurement Tool button.

  2. Click the measurement you want to delete.

  3. Press the Delete key or select Edit > Delete from the Main Menu.

Delete All Measurements

  1. Click the Measurement Tool button.

  2. If any measurements are already selected, press Ctrl+D or select Edit > Deselect All to clear the selection set.

  3. Press Ctrl+A or choose Edit > Select All to select all measurements.

  4. Press the Delete key or select Edit > Delete from the Main Menu.