Taking Measurements

Cupix SiteView offers users the option of taking measurements using 360° photos from a digital twin.

Understanding Measurements

In SiteView, measurements are made by selecting the start and end points from 360° photos to define a dimension. These measurements are calculated directly from points selected from the images and not from a point cloud or 3D mesh.

Measurements will be accompanied by an indicator of accuracy. Please refer to the article Measurement Accuracy to understand how this accuracy is calculated.

Take Measurements

Measurements are made using the start and end points of a dimension. There are two ways to select points:

  • Pick the same point from two images.
  • Pick points on a 2D plane.
Tip: Choose an easily distinguishable point like corners of walls and objects. This will be used to triangulate and verify the starting location of the dimension.
Note: You can view the measurement from other panos surrounding the area.

Pick a Common Point from 2 Panos

This method involves picking points in space by triangulating the selected location from two images (panos). Use this method to account for the height difference between points.

  1. Click Measure (ruler icon) in the upper right corner of the capture window.
  2. On the bottom of the capture window in the Point Selection Method box, select Pick a Common Point from 2 Panos.
  3. Pick a point by clicking the image. This will be the starting point of the dimension.
  4. SiteView will automatically display a different pano - Pick the same starting point in this second image by clicking on it.
    Note: This second pano will have a gray guideline that should intersect the starting point you selected.
  5. Pick a point by clicking the image. This will be the end point of the dimension.
  6. Again, SiteView will automatically display a different pano with a gray guideline - Pick the same end point in this second image by clicking on it.
  7. The final dimension and measurement value will be displayed on the screen in blue.

Pick a Point on a 2D Plane or Floor

This is the easiest method to define start and end points of a dimension to measure. Use this method to select points from a 2D plane if the height difference between the points are negligible.

  1. Click Measure (ruler icon) in the upper right corner of the capture window.
  2. On the bottom of the capture window in the Point Selection Method box, select Pick a Point on a 2D Plane or Floor.
  3. Pick a point by clicking the image. This will be the starting point of the dimension.
  4. Pick a point by clicking the image. This will be the end point of the dimension.
  5. The final dimension and measurement value will be displayed on the screen in blue.