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Taking Measurements in SiteView

Taking Measurements in SiteView

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SiteView provides the option to take measurements from any of the data captured on your project including: 360° photos, point clouds, meshes, BIM models, 3D objects, and reference plans.

Measurements can be made in SiteView within these viewers:

  • Capture Viewer
  • BIM Viewer
  • Plan Viewer

(Tip: You can take measurements between viewers if you want.)

You can expect 1% accuracy for measurements. Refer to the article Measurement Accuracy to learn more.

 

Capture Viewer

In the Capture Viewer, you have the following options under Measure :

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


BIM Viewer

In the BIM Viewer, you have the following measurement 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.


Plan Viewer

In the Plan Viewer, you have the same measurement options as the Capture Viewer (Distance, Radius, Angle). This allows for 2D measurement on top of the 2D Reference Plan. 


Take Measurements from Photos

Each point must be selected twice from two different photos. 


Tips: 
  • Choose an easily distinguishable point, like the corner of a wall or edge of a doorway. This will be used to triangulate and verify the starting location of the dimension. This will help make the measurement more accurate.
  • Choose a point that is visible from multiple photo locations in an area. Those photo locations should be roughly the same distance from the point. This makes it easier to see the point from the viewer.



Take Measurements in the BIM Viewer

There are three options available: 

  • 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.


Distance

To measure with 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 distance 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 angle 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.


Delete a Measurement

If you want to delete a measurement you have made:

  1. Right-click on one of the blue dots.
  2. Click on Delete Ref. Dimension.


(Note: Measurement Ready must be enabled in the Capture Editor for measurement to be available in a SiteView.)


To learn more about measurement, see the articles How Photo Measurement Works and Measurement Accuracy.

J
Jim is the author of this solution article.

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