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Measure Distances on a Model (iOS)

Objective 

To measure the distance between objects in the project's Models tool using the Procore app on an iOS mobile device.

Background

The Measure Mode in the Models tool allows you to automatically calculate distances between two objects and examine them in the context of the model. This is beneficial if you need to measure and validate work, or determine how much clearance exists between two objects. 

Things to Consider 

  • Required User Permissions:
    • 'Read Only' or 'Admin' permissions to the Models tool.
  • Additional Information:
    • You can select from different units of measurements in the Measurement section of the tool's settings. See Settings: Models (iOS).

Prerequisites

Steps 

to Measure Distances on the Model with the 'Measure' Tool

  1. Navigate to the Models tool on the Procore app using an iOS mobile device.
  2. Tap the model you want to open.
    Note: If you have not downloaded the model to your device yet, tap Download. See Download or Remove Models from a Device (iOS).
  3. Tap Measure.
  4. Tap the two objects you want to measure between.
  5. Procore automatically calculates the shortest distance between objects. If the objects have more than one distance between them, multiple measurements will be shown.
    Note: If you are measuring complex objects, the calculation can take some time.
  6. Optional: To view the measurements and objects from different perspectives, drag your finger on the screen to orbit around.
  7. If you want to measure other objects, tap Restart.
  8. When you are done measuring objects, tap Done.

To Measure Distances on 2D Dynamic Views Using the 'Tape Measure' Tool

While in the 2D View mode for an object, you can tap an object to measure off grids, as well as zoom in for more detailed measurements.
Note: The Tape Measure feature is only available on models that have had grids exported from the Procore plugin in Revit®. See Getting Started Guide for Dynamic 2D Views in the Models Tool.

  1. To measure a distance, tap a starting point and drag the line to the end point. The measurement is automatically shown. 
    Note: While you are in Tape Measure mode, any click and drag motion will create a measurement. If you need to move around the drawing, use two fingers to pan.
  2. Continue making measurements as necessary. 
     Caution
    Do not click Done until you are ready to exit the Tape Measure mode. Clicking Done clears all current measurements. 
  3. Optional: If you want to delete measurements:
    • Select a measurement and tap Delete
      OR
    • Click Delete All to clear all measurements.
  4. Measurements cannot be exported from Procore at this time, but you can take a screenshot on your iPad to save a reference of the measurements. To see how to take a screenshot on your iPad, refer to the support article on Apple's support site here
  5. When you are finished taking measurements and want to exit the Tape Measure mode, click Done.