The Ruler tool allows users to draw a poly-line to measure lengths and slopes, or an area in the Plan.
When the Ruler icon is selected on the Plan Ribbon, a display window shows the results of the measurement in real-time.
Lengths and slopes measurement
To measure a length or slope, select the Ruler tool, and left-click anywhere on the Plan window. Continue left-clicking to add points, and right-click to end the current line.
Single Length - The length of the last segment
Total Length - The total length along each segment
Single Slope - The slope of the last segment
Total Slope - The net slope from the start to the end point
To measure an area, select the Ruler tool and left-click anywhere on the Plan window to set the starting point. Continue clicking to draw on the area to be measured, and click on the first point to close the polygon.
Area - The area defined by the drawn polygon.
Add point - Left click on the plan
Remove point - Press <Backspace>
Finish drawing - Right click on the plan or press <Enter>
Cancel drawing - Press <Escape>
Close polygon - Mouse over the first point and left click. The drawing must contains more than two segments and with no crossing edges.
When the drawing is finished, either begin clicking again to clear the current drawings and re-start, or else press the <Esc> key to leave the mode.