Edge

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Edge

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Quick Access Panel:

Ribbon: Viewer -> Measure -> Edge

Menu: Tools -> Measure -> Edge

 

Measures length of a linear edge or a curvilinear edge of a 3D model in the following display modes: 3D Wireframe, 3D Hidden lines, 3D Smooth shading and 3D Flat shading.

When the Edge command is activated, black edges appear on the 3D model. When you point the edge with the cursor it is highlighted with the orange color. When you click the edge with the left mouse button, you can get dimensions of this edge. If the edge is linear, you will get its length; if the edge is curvilinear, you will get its radius. To quit the Measure mode click Esc. The measurement results are displayed in the Measure panel (more information on the topic in the Measure Panel).

 

To delete dimensions click the dimension text with the left mouse button or press Delete using the keyboard.

To move the dimension text click it once with the left mouse button, move to the required position and click again to set the new position of the dimension text.

 

The Edge tool allows getting the following data:

First point

XYZ coordinates of the linear edge first point

End point

XYZ coordinates of the linear edge second point

Distance

Length of the linear edge

Center

Radius center of the curvilinear edge

Radius

Radius of the curvilinear edge

 

Note: the tool is available for the following file formats: SAT, STP, STEP, IGS, IGES, BREP.


Measuring Distance

Measuring Area

Measure Panel

Measuring in 2D mode

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