The “Measurements” panel offers a variety of measurement tools such as distance measurements, angular measurements, profile measurements and area measurements. It is also possible to determine the path length of flight paths. Furthermore, the coordinates of the terrain under the cursor as well as the distance from the camera to it can be displayed.
Basically, a measurement must be defined by two or more so-called measurement points, flight path measurements being an exception as they are defined by the control points of the associated flight path.
Whenever a measurement is active, a new measurement point can be positioned by simply clicking at a point on the terrain while simultaneously pressing the “Insert” key on the keyboard. A measurement point is represented by a colored tripod inside a semi-transparent cube.
Once positioned, measurement points can be moved the same way as other objects using the Shift key and left or right mouse button when in modify mode.