Measure Area
You can create area measurements.
Select the Measure Area task from the Task Panel.
1. Select points: Select at least 3 measurement points. The XYZ coordinates of each selected point are shown in the task description. Start point and end point are connected automatically.
Delete points:
If you mis-clicked while measuring, you can delete the wrong measurement point by clicking the X button.
2. Enter Measurement Name: Provide a name for the measurement.
3. Edit Description: Enter the description of the object. Format your text by using some simple tags. Click the link to learn about the formatting syntax. For example, starting a line with the # character will format this line as a heading.
4. Add links: You may add links to files stored at 3rd party providers or to any other web page.
5. Save measurement: Activate the check box to save the measurement. Otherwise the measurement will disappear when you close the project.
6. Set Category: Select None or one of the listed existing categories, or enter a new category name in the New Category input field and click Set.
7. Set Tags: Select one or more of the listed existing tags, or enter a new tag name in the New Tag input field and click Set.
8. Click OK to create the measurement.
Figure 33: Area measurement
Radial menu
Click any part of the measurement to open its radial menu.
Figure 34: Radial menu
Shows the Edit task for the object. You can only edit a measurement if you have write access for it.
Shows the Properties Page for the object.
Switches between the viewing mode showing only the area value and the viewing mode also showing the distance labels for the individual measurement segments.
Deletes the object after you confirm the deletion.
Invalid Area Measurements
Invalid area measurements occur when the measurement segments intersect themselves. No valid area value can be calculated in this case and the area is colored red.