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Taking Measurements in SiteView

Taking Measurements in SiteView

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

Measurements can be made in SiteView using one of two types of viewers:

  • Capture Viewer
  • BIM Viewer


Capture Viewer

In the Capture Viewer, measurements can be applied to points in a pano, 2D Reference Plan, or a loaded point cloud. The Measure distance feature provides the following options:

  • Measure Distance - measure from one point to another in a straight line.
  • Measure Radius - measure the radius from one point to another.
  • Measure Angle - measure the angle between one point and another.


BIM Viewer

In the BIM Viewer, measurements can be applied to 3D objects in the BIM file. The Measure distance feature provides the following options:

  • Distance - measure from point to point on an object, or two objects, in a straight line.
  • Angle - measure the angle between two points on an object, or between two objects.
  • Calibrate - change the default measurement unit type to another one by selecting two points.


Take Measurements in Capture Viewer

Measurements are made using the start and end points of a dimension. 

There are three point selection methods:

  • Stereo Matching - The user defines a point by clicking on that same point in two different panos.
  • On 3D Object - The user defines a point by clicking on a 3D object or a single point in a point cloud.
  • On 2D Plane or Floor - The user defines a point by clicking on a 2D plane or the floor as defined by the SiteView coordinate system.

To select points within a pano, users can choose between the Stereo Matching, On 3D Object, or On 2D Plane or Floor options.

You can also choose to limit the measurement to the X, Y or Z axes by turning on the Parallel to Axis slider. 

Note: Measure Ready must be enabled for the measurement feature to be available in a SiteView.

Tips: 
  • 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. 
  • You can view the measurement from other panos surrounding the area to making it easier to view the best point possible.

Stereo Matching

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 on Measure distance  in the upper right corner of the Capture Viewer.
  2. Choose your method of measurement between distance, radius, and angle.
  3. Under Point Selection Method, select Pick a Common Point from 2 Panos.
  4. Pick a point by clicking on the image. This will be the starting point of the dimension.
  5. 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.
  6. Pick a point by clicking on the image. This will be the end point of the dimension.
  7. 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.
  8. The final dimension and measurement value will be displayed on the screen in blue.


On 3D Object

This method is used to select and measure 3D objects or points in a point cloud in the Capture Viewer.

To measure from one point to another:

  1. Click on Measure distance  in the upper right corner of the Capture Viewer.
  2. Choose your method of measurement between distance, radius, and angle.
  3. Under Point Selection Method, select On 3D Object.
  4. Pick a point by clicking on a 3D object or a single point in the point cloud. This will be the starting point of the dimension.
  5. Pick a point by clicking on a 3D object or a single point in the point cloud. This will be the end point of the dimension.
  6. The final dimension and measurement value will be displayed on the screen in blue.



On 2D Plane or Floor

Use this method to select points from a 2D plane if the height difference between the points is negligible.

  1. Click on Measure distance in the upper right corner of the Capture Viewer.
  2. Choose your method of measurement between distance, radius, and angle.
  3. Under Point Selection Method, select Pick a Point on a 2D Plane or Floor.
  4. Pick a point by clicking on the image. This will be the starting point of the dimension.
  5. Pick a point by clicking on the image. This will be the end point of the dimension.
  6. The final dimension and measurement value will be displayed on the screen in blue.


Take Measurements in the BIM Viewer

Measurements are made using the start and end points of a dimension. 

There are three point selection methods:

  • Distance - measure from point to point on an object, or two objects, in a straight line.
  • Angle - measure the angle between two points on an object, or between two objects.
  • Calibrate - change the default measurement unit type to another one by selecting two points. Temporary?


Distance

To measure points in a straight line:

  1. Click on Distance  .
  2. Pick a point by clicking on the object. This will be the starting point of the dimension.
  3. Pick a point by clicking the object. This will be the end point of the dimension.
  4. The final dimension and measurement value will be displayed on the blue line.


Angle

To measure an angle:

  1. Click on Angle  .
  2. Pick a point by clicking on the object. This will be the starting point of the dimension.
  3. Pick another point on the object. This will be the point from which the angle is started.
  4. Pick a third point by clicking on the object. This will be the end point of the dimension.
  5. The final angle and measurement value will be displayed on the blue line.


Calibrate

To calibrate a BIM file so that the measurements are accurate:

  1. Click on Calibrate  .
  2. Pick a point by clicking on the object. This will be the starting point of the dimension.
  3. Pick a point by clicking the object. This will be the end point of the dimension.
  4. The Calibration box will appear. Here you can Define Size and Unit type.
  5. Click on the Set Calibration button to finish.



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