Using the Measurement Log
There are two measure tools in Pointools View, point information and point to point measure. You can access these tools from the toolbar, the menu or by using the keyboard shortcuts.
Pointools currently allows measurement operations to use points of point clouds and endpoints of drawing entities.
To take a point measurement ie position:
To take a distance measurement:
The following option are available in the Measure dialog
Controls which measurements appear in the viewport. Note that this only refers to measurements that have been logged. The following options are available:
Changes the units in which coordinates are displayed. Note that this does not affect the distance units.
Changes the units in which distances are displayed.
Changes the precision to which both distances and coordinates are displayed.
This is a 'tag' or code that is applied to the following measurement.
Clear tag after measurement
Clears the measurement tag field after the measurement is made returning focus to the text-box so you can type in a new tag without clicking on it to place the cursor.
The logged measurements can be saved as a Tab or Comma-Delimited text file. This can easily imported into databases or spreadsheets for further analysis or output.
A tag can be applied to each measurement making it easier to identify. Enter the tag in the text box before making the measurement. To clear the text after the measurement in preparation for the next measurement check the Clear tag after Measurement option. This also returns focus to the text box after a measurement so you don't have to click in the text box to enter the new tag.
Filters coordinate values from the second point of a point to point measurement. This can be used to get delta X, Y or Z measurements.
Enters the following measurements in the measure log.
Clears the measurement log.
Saves the measurement log.
To log measurements being made check the Log Measurements option. This will log any subsequent measurements in the measure log. You can redisplay any logged measurements by selecting them in the log. Hold down the Shift key to make multiple selections.
Measurements are saved in Pointools project files (.ptl).
The following Measurement Log options are available:
Clears the log.
Saves the measurements to an delimited ascii file. This is a common format that can be read by most spreadsheets and databases. The Measure File Output dialog box has the following options:
Choose between comma-delimited or tab-delimited ascii files. Both types are commonly understood by software importing delimited field data.
Includes the tag field in the output.
Includes the distance field in the output.
Includes position of point 1 fields in the output.
Includes position of point 2 fields in the output.
Includes delta-x field in the output.
Includes delta-y field in the output.
Includes delta-z field in the output.
Includes field names and units as the first row.
ets the numerical precision of the output.