About Measuring Geometry

Use the Measure tool to measure a model or entities that you select within a model. You can measure the following measurement types:

• All the types of measurements that are relevant for the selected reference entities, called Summary mode

• Length of a curve, edge, or a chain of curves or edges

• Distance and maximum distance between two entities

• Angle between two linear entities

• Diameter of a cylindrical or conical surface

• Area of a surface, quilt, facet, or model, and total area

• Volume of a model or closed quilt

• Transformation matrix between two coordinate systems

After you measure, you can use the measurement by performing these actions:

• Copy a measurement result so you can paste it

• Save the measurement as a feature in the Model Tree

• Save a measurement as a saved analysis