How to do measurements?

The procedures to measure distance between 2 points and measuring the arc lengths are explained here. Users can measure the following: 

  • Distance Measurement between 2 points
  • Distance between 2 snapped vertices ( snaps to a nearest existing vertex)
  • Arc Measurement
  • Vertex Info

Distance Measurement 

  • Select 'Tools | Measurements | 3D Distance' option from the Viewer context Menu.
  • Click 2 points of interest on the model to measure the distance.
  • The points clicked are highlighted in red color and a line is drawn between the end points
  • An annotated label with distance value is attached to the middle point of line drawn.

Arc Measurement

  • Click Tools | Measurements | 3PointArc option.
  • Click on 3 points of interest to create Arc
  • An arc is drawn from start point to end point passing through the second point.
  • All three points are highlighted in red color.
  • An arrow is drawn from center of arc to the curve to denote the radius.
  • An annotated label with arc information is attached to the center of arc.
  • Curve hidden behind the model is drawn with dashed lines.

 

Snap Vertex

  • Click Tools | Measurements | Snap Vertex  to enable.

  • This enables user to select a nearest vertex of model through mouse click while measuring distance or an arc.

  • User can use Snap Vertex option to assure that the arc computed and drawn is passing through actual arc points of model.

Below is the snap shot of same arc measurement with snap vertex enabled.

 

Vertex Info

  • Click Tools | Measurements | Vertex Info to enable.
  • When this option is selected, user can see a label with the X, Y, Z coordinates of an exiting vertex, as user moves the mouse on the model.