In this video, I’m going to be showing you some of the measure tools in Artec Studio. For this demonstration, I’m measuring a cast router base plate.
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.
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.
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.