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Using measure to drive move
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Measurements can be made, and the results used, while in the Move tool.

To use measurements from within the Move tool:

  1. Enter the Move tool.

  2. Place the Move tool on a face, edge or vertex.

  3. Click one of the Move tool handles to establish a direction.

  4. Enter the Measure tool (shortcut is “e”) and measure any single object or measure between two objects.

  5. Click in the Measurement results (hover over measurements to display purple box). Once selected, that single measurement will display on screen with arrows pointing to either object chosen for measurement.

  6. Click in the highlighted dimension box and modify the value for a one-time adjustment of the model.

  7. (Optional) Create a Measurement Group which can be modified at any time.

    1. Select a single measurement

    2. Open the Groups panel

    3. Click on Create Group

    4. The measurement group is created

    5. At any time, clicking on the group in the Group tree will open the Move tool and put the measurement value in edit mode. Simply enter a new value and complete the move.

Measurement groups can also be created from Area results. Modifying the group then adjusts the model to produce a desired area. For example, create a Measurement group for the area of a side of a box. While moving the front of the box, you can enter a new area value for the side to complete the move.

Alternative work flow:

  1. Enter the Move tool

  2. Place the Move tool on a face, edge or vertex

  3. Enter the Measure tool (shortcut is “e”) and measure any single object or measure between two objects

  4. Click in the Measurement results (hover over measurements to display purple box).

  5. Select on a direction arrow to display the single measurement. Once selected, that single measurement will display on screen with arrows pointing to either object chosen for measurement.

  6. Click in the highlighted dimension box and modify the value for a one-time adjustment of the model.

  7. (Optional) Create a Measurement Group which can be modified at any time.

    1. Select a single measurement

    2. Open the Groups panel

    3. Click on Create Group

    4. The measurement group is created

    5. At any time, clicking on the group in the Group tree will open the Move tool and put the measurement value in edit mode. Simply enter a new value and complete the move.

Measurement groups can also be created from Area results. Modifying the group then adjusts the model to produce a desired area. For example, create a Measurement group for the area of a side of a box. While moving the front of the box, you can enter a new area value for the side to complete the move.

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