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Using the Measurement Tool
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Written by Russell Varriale
Updated over a week ago

The measurement tool is a virtual measuring tape. You can use it to quickly check clearances, elevations, or room sizes.

To begin measuring:

  1. Open the Resolve menu in VR and click "Create."

  2. Click the "Start Measuring" button.

  3. Point toward the model and press the trigger once to place the first measurement point.

  4. Move your controller and point to a different area of the model. As you move your cursor, you will see the measurement readout both in the menu and on the measurement itself. Press the trigger again to place the second measurement point.

To clear the measurement and begin measuring again, simply click anywhere in the model while the measurement menu is open.

Exact Measurements

You can snap the ends of the measurement to the corners of your model's geometry, indicated by a white circle that appears above the snapped corner.
This allows you to make exact measurements from corner to corner.

Axis Measurements

You will notice that a measurement not only shows you the distance between two points but that it also shows the distance along the model's X, Y, and Z axes.

This allows you to easily measure the exact vertical distance by looking at the Z value.

If the geometry in your model is axis aligned, then the X and Y axes allow you to measure the exact horizontal distance between objects.


Click the cogwheel button in the top right to access the measurement options menu. Here, you are able to choose to change the measurement unit from imperial to metric, hide the axis measurements, or prevent the measurement from snapping to corners.

Elevation, Area, and Volume

Next to the axis readout in your menu, you can also view the elevation of the start and end-point of your measurement, which corresponds to the elevation in your original BIM file.

When measuring on a flat surface, a surface area is also shown in the menu, indicating the area within the highlighted axes.

When measuring between two points, a volume is shown in the menu corresponding to the volume of a box defined by the three measurement axes. You can use this to measure the volume of a room by measuring opposing corners of a room.

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