General Work Rules for Measurement and Analytics Objects
In this article, we will lay out some general work rules of how to deal with measurement and analytics objects
- Any object that consists of multiple points can be closed with a double
- On tablets measurements can be closed with a long press, or by using the End drawing tool shown below.
- Hitting the escape key cancels the definition of any object.
- When adding any measurement or analytics that require a base surface you will be required to select a base surface before the initial calculation is done. Meaning that there is no base surface selected by default.
- Once an object is closed, a dialog will allow you to save it or discard
it. An example is shown below.
- Objects can be named by editing the name field.
- Objects can be added to groups or layers as shown below and referenced
later. You can always add a new group or
a new layer by clicking the drop-down option on each. Each group is shown
separately in the left panel with the option to expand or collapse its
objects. All objects added to a group
can be exported together to one .dxf file.
When objects are exported to .dxf files, all added layers will be
exported as standard CAD layers as well.
- Any object added can be shown or hidden using the eye icon next to it.
- The additional options shown below are accessible using the three dots and
allow you to generate reports, see details, show/hide, download dxf, or delete
- The color of the circle to the left the measurement is an indication of the layer it belongs to; which also matches the color of the polygon shading shown on the map.
- Some of the options above
are also available from the details window when opened as shown below.
- On Tablets, when the measurement details box is shown on top of the side measurements list, clicking anywhere on the measurements list will put the list on top of the details box. And then the opposite is true, clicking anywhere on the details box will put it on top.
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