You can measure slopes, distances and heights on your drone survey with the measurement tools. The measurement tools are available in the Measure group of the ANALYSIS tab.



The Slope tool allows you to measure the slope, the height difference and the 2D distance between two points.

The Distance tool allows you to measure 3D distances.

The Height tool allows you to measure a vertical distance between two points.


Overview


Quick Usage Guide

  1. Click on the ANALYSIS tab.

Slope

  1. Click on Slope to enable the tool.
  2. Set the rendering options (color, label size, and slope annotation type).
  3. Click once in the Viewport to set the starting point (e.g. top of bank).
  4. You can preview the horizontal and vertical distances and/or the slope between the starting point and the current cursor position.
  5. Move the cursor to the other side of the slope you want to measure (e.g. bottom of the bank).
  6. Left-click to complete the measurement.
  7. The slope annotation is created.



Distance

  1. Click on Distance to enable the tool.
  2. Set the rendering options (colors and label size).
  3. Click once to set the starting point (e.g. start of the road center line).
  4. You can preview the 3D distance between the starting point and the current cursor position in the Viewport.
  5. Left-click all the points of the line you want to measure (e.g. beginning of road curve and each direction change around the curve).
  6. Right-click to complete the measurement.
  7. The Distance annotation is created.


Height

  1. Click on Height to enable the tool.
  2. Set the rendering options (colors and label size).
  3. Click once to set the starting point (e.g. on the ground).
  4. You can preview the height between the starting point and the current cursor position in the Viewport.
  5. Move the cursor above the object you want to assess the height of (e.g. top of the roof).
  6. Left-click to complete the measurement.
  7. The Height annotation is created.


Tips and Tricks

  • The settings menu, next to the measurement button, allows you to choose the color and the size of the measurements and the labels.
  • An information box displays when you select a measurement. That box contains all the measurements information about the selected item. You can copy this information by clicking on the clipboard icon.
  • You can access the TOOLS for Measurement tab and edit the style of the annotation when a measurement item is selected.