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Create a Laser Measurement

Measure length or height of objects parallel to each other

Written by Faisal Ramady
Updated over a week ago

The Laser (Ray Cast) feature uses perpendicular object snapping and allows you to take quick and accurate measurements. All the measurements you take are recorded in your Measurements Card tool. We'll cover the following:

Create Laser measurements

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

  • Click on the Ray Cast icon to activate (orange) the feature
    (Click on it again to deactivate (grey) it)

  • Click on the model geometry to start locating points in the model

  • The measurement point is:
    - Red when there is no perpendicular mesh
    - Grey when you get a measurement from anywhere on the mesh
    - Green when you snap onto a surface edge

  • The measurement line is fixed with a measurement banner

  • Each created laser 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 laser 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
    โ€‹A new colour will apply to the measurement in the model

Remove Lengths

  • Click on the X icon next to each laser 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 Laser measurement lengths created. This option is particularly useful when dealing with a large list of measurements

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