Measure a Minimum Distance

Measure the minimum distance between any two objects

Written by Faisal Ramady
Updated over a week ago

The Minimum Distance feature allows you to take accurate measurements of the minimum distance between any two objects in your 3D model. All the measurements you take are recorded in your Measurements Card tool. We'll cover the following:

Create minimum distance measurements

  • Click on the Measurements icon (Measurements Card will appear)

  • Click on the Minimal Distance icon to activate (orange) the feature
    ​Click on it again to deactivate it (grey)

  • Select your first and second objects to locate the minimum distance between them. This initiates the length calculation. Selecting objects highlights them in the default selection style (yellow & transparent)

  • The measurement point is grey and doesn't change colour on hover

  • You can spin around the model whilst measuring the minimum distance
    ​Use the Dismiss button to stop the calculation

  • The measurement line is fixed with a measurement banner after calculation

  • Every Minimum Distance measurement appears in the Measurements card with the relevant distance displayed in the model or federation units. The selected total instantly updates based on the added or removed length

Change length name

  • In the Measurements card, hover over the length name and click on the pen icon

  • Rename the length in the text editor and click on the Save icon

  • Click on the X button if you wish to cancel the renaming operation

Change length colour

  • By default, all Minimum Distance measurements have a dark blue colour

  • Click on the paint drop-down next to the length you wish to recolour

  • Choose a colour from the palette or enter a HEX colour code

  • Click on the green Save button
    ​A new colour will apply to the measurement in the model

Remove lengths

  • Click on the X icon next to each Minimum Distance measurement to individually delete it from the Measurements card

  • Or click on small X in the measurements banner to delete the length directly in the model

Expand/Collapse lengths list

  • Click on the arrow icon button to expand and collapse the list of Minimum Distance measurement lengths created. This option is particularly useful when dealing with a large list of measurements

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