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Manual  Measurement of 3D parts

The Measure dialog is subdivided into fields Element 1, Element 2 and Result and Constraints.

By calling the Measure command the mouse pointer gets an object related geometry symbol in the 3D view , which is signalizing the type of the touched element.

After you have clicked consecutively on two drawing elements (area, edge or bore etc.) in the 3D preview a Symbol is displayed in each of the fields Element 1 and Element 2.

In the following the possible geometry symbols are shown:

Bores and cylinders

Conical faces

Circular edges

Planar planes

Straight edge

Toroidal faces

[Note] Note

In order to determine the dimensions of a part, simply call up the context menu command Measuring grid in the 3D window. See Section, “ Measuring grid ”.

In the following example, two opposing planes have been clicked (see Fig. „2 planar planes selected“).

2 planar planes selected

2 planar planes selected

Fix: The measurement stays during changing the table rows

Fix: The measurement stays during changing the table rows

The two faces are at a specific distance of 10 mm, as shown symbolically in the Result area. The measure of distance (ABS = 10.000 mm) is displayed to the right of it.


With planar, parallel planes the Fix command is available.

When changing table row, the display of the measurement remains in the 3D preview.

With Delete fix. you can delete the constraint.


The Transfer command can be used during the classification procedure of native parts.

Detailed information can be found under Section, “Value take-over from the Measure dialog window ” in eCATALOGsolutions Manual.