How to use the Measuring Tools in Artec Studio

By Brian Metzger on

In this video, I’m going to be showing you some of the measurement tools available to you in Artec Studio. For this demonstration, I’m using a cast router baseplate.

Linear Measurement Tools

The first measurement tools are linear measurements. Choose two points and Artec Studio will give you the distance between those points in millimeters. Adding additional points can create a chain measurement. Any of these measurements can be saved by clicking the save measurement button so you can refer to it at a later date.

artec studio linnear measurement

Section and Volume Measurements

The next thing we can do is section and volume measurements. For example, by using one of the constructed planes such as Plane 1 shown below. Translating it down, we can create a cross-section at that plane. You can see the cross-section highlighted. It tells us the surface area of the cross-section as well as the perimeter and area. Further, if we saved that section, it can be directly exported to SOLIDWORKS as a DXF file.

artec studio volumetric measurement

Distance Measurement or Distance Map

Lastly, we have the distance measurement or distance map. We can select a CAD object, either a primitive or if you have a SOLIDWORKS model that you’d like it to compare it to, you can drop that in as well. Now, we can compare the sharp fusion against the cylinder. We will give it a slightly larger search distance and click on calculate. For that cylinder, we can now see below a heat map created of that area. We can adjust the green tolerance bar and see exactly what parts are in or out of that specific tolerance, as well as where the casting is higher, or low on the baseplate.

artec studio tolerance map

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