Tools | Measurements

This helps user to measure shortest 3D distance between two points on the model. Annotation labels with measured value will be attached to the dimension lines.

Note:

• Font and sizes of measurement labels can be modified using Label Settings dialog.
 3D Distance Linear Distance Measurement 3 Point Arc Arc Measurement Snap Vertex Helps user to select the vertex nearest to clicked point. Vertex Info. Allows user to view x, y, z coordinates while moving the mouse over the model.

User can measure linear distance in the following ways,

1. Point to Point : Measures distance between two user picked points.
2. Point to Edge: Measures shortest distance between point and the edge picked by user. 3. Point to Face: Measures shortest distance between point and triangle picked by user. Linear Distance Measurement

• Click Tools | Measure | 3D Distance option.
• 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. How to measure distance between point and an edge?

• Click 'Tools | Measurements | Point to Edge'.

• Click a point on a model and click on a model for closest triangle edge.

• The point and the closest edge will be highlighted in red color. Edge is extended if foot of perpendicular does not lie in the edge segment.

• An annotated label with distance value is attached to the middle point of line drawn. How to measure distance between point and a face?

• Click 'Tools | Measurements | Point to Face'.

• Click a point on a model and click on a model triangle.

• The point and triangle points will be highlighted in red color.

• 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

• 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.

• Click Tools |Measurements | Snap Vertex to enable this option.

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

• When this option is selected, user can see a label with the X, Y, Z coordinates of an existing vertex, as user moves the mouse over the model.

• It helps user to know position of parts by its nodal coordinate values.

• Section:

User can define a custom section plane through three known coordinate points.

• Measurement:

User is able to know the shortest distance between two nodes rather than two points.

User is able to compute an arc passing through three exact nodes. 