Adding markups

The markup tools enable you to not only measure the different features of your site to a high degree of accuracy without having to put boots on the ground, but they also allow you to highlight important areas of your site in order to pass information to your colleagues. 

Top tip: All of your markups will appear in the PROJECT LAYERS panel so you can find them easily next time you log in. 

N.B: All markup tools can be used in both the 3D environment and the 2D environment. 

Using the point tool

The point tool enables you to obtain an X, Y, Z coordinate for a given location within your project. It also allows you to annotate a specific location for colleague collaboration. 
 

1.Select the point icon in the left-hand toolbar.

2. Navigate to the area of your project you would like to measure/highlight.


3. Single-click on the desired location and a marker will be placed. 


4. The relevant data including the X, Y, Z coordinates will be saved as a post in the PROJECT LAYERS panel. 

Using the line tool

The line tool enables you to measure the distance between selected points in meters. It also allows you to draw lines on your map to annotate things such as access routes.

1.Select the line icon in the left-hand toolbar.

2. Navigate to the desired area of your project.

3. Perform a single-click to select the first point in the line, then unclick.


4. Move the cursor across to your second point and click again to lay down the first part of your line. If you want to create a multi-point line repeat this action until you are done. 


5. Double-click on the final point to finalise your line measurement. 


6. Your measurements will be saved as a post in the PROJECT LAYERS panel.

Using the zone tool

The zone tool allows you to measure the area of a selected section of your project. It also allows you to highlight any significant zones within your project site for colleague collaboration.  

1.Select the zone icon in the left-hand toolbar.

2. Navigate to the desired area of your project.


3. Single-click to generate the first point, then unclick.


4. Move the cursor to the subsequent points of the polygon you wish to generate. 


5. Double-click on the last point to finalise your zone. 


6. Your measurement will be saved as a post in the PROJECT LAYERS panel.

Using the cut and fill tool

The cut and fill tool allows you to take a volumetric measurement (showing both the cut volume and the fill volume) for a selected zone within your project.

Top tip: Use this tool for measuring stockpiles as part of earthworks management.

1. Select the cut and fill icon in the left-hand toolbar.

2. Navigate to the desired area of your project. 


3. Single-click to generate the first point, then unclick.


4. Move the cursor to the subsequent points of the polygon you wish to generate.


5. Double-click on the last point to finalise your cut and fill profile of the selected polygon. 


6. The overall volume, the cut volume and the fill volume will be saved as a post in the PROJECT LAYERS panel.

Using the height tool

 

The height tool enables you to measure the elevation, height and vertical incline degree between selected points within your project. 

Top tip: Use the height tool to measure the height between respective assets.

1. Select the height icon in the left-hand toolbar.

2. Navigate to the desired area of your project.


3. Single-click at the base level of your object.


4. Move the cursor to the final height of the object you are measuring and double-click to finalise the measurement. 


5. The elevation, height distance and vertical incline degree will be saved as a post in the PROJECT LAYERS panel.

Using the height profile tool

 

The height profile tool enables you to take a cross-sectional height profile measurement across a selected distance within your project.

1. Select the height profile icon in the left-hand toolbar.

2. Navigate to the desired area of your project.


3. Perform a single-click to select the first point in the height profile, then unclick.


4. Move the cursor across to your second point, and click again to lay down the first part of your line. If you want to create a multi-point line repeat this action until you are done.

 
5. Double-click on the final point to finalise your height profile.  


6. The distance and maximum elevation will be saved as a post in the PROJECT LAYERS panel. 

Top tip: Download the elevation chart data as a CSV. 

Using the magic wand tool

 

The magic wand tool allows you to create a zone markup with one click by creating an area across sections with similar colours.

N.B. The magic wand tool is only available in 2D and will only work if there is a layer in 2D such as an orthomosaic or DSM. 

1.Select the magic wand icon in the left-hand toolbar in 2D.

2. Navigate to the desired area of the project and click to create a zone.


3. A highlighted area will appear with the option to adjust the threshold. Reduce or increase the size of the area as needed.


4. Press save to create a zone from the highlighted area.

Navigating markups

All markups that you create are visible to other members of your project. Markups are represented on the project map with the outline of the measurement and a sprite showing the title of the markup. 

Top tip: Click on the sprite to open up the PROJECT LAYERS panel at the specific markup you have selected. To search all markups, open the PROJECT LAYERS panel and use the filter options or simply scroll until you find the desired markup. 

Filter markups:
1.By type.

2. By the ones that belong to you.

3. By the date they were created.
Sort markups:
1.By alphabetical order

2. By creation date

 

Top tip: Use our fly-to feature to easily navigate to a markup on the map from the PROJECT LAYERS panel. Simply find the markup you are interested in and click on the helicopter icon. The map will automatically move to the location of this markup.  

Editing markups

After you have created your markups, there are a variety of different ways you can edit them until you are happy with them. 

Metadata
1.Add extra information to your markups such as a description, or by adding attachments. 

2. Edit the name of the markup from its generic title to a name that will give it more meaning to other members of your team. 
N.B. You can only add extra information to markups you created. 
Repositioning points
1.Navigate to the point in your markup that you would like to reposition.

2. Single-click and drag the point to the new desired position in your project.

3. The measurement data on your markup will automatically update.
Adding new points
1.Navigate to the section of your markup where you would like to add a new point and hover over until you see a white point tooltip. 

2. Then single-click on the line to add the new point.

3.The measurement data on your markup will automatically update.
Deleting markups
1. Click on the sprite of the markup you want to delete.

2. This will open the PROJECT LAYERS panel. Click on the three ellipses and select Delete.
3. A pop-up will appear in the centre of the screen asking you to confirm the deletion of the measurement.

4. Click Delete to remove the measurement from your project.