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How to use the Wall Measurement Feature
How to use the Wall Measurement Feature

Any wall measurements might have some variations depending on the accuracy when taking the image as well as inserting the measurements.

Kristina Tenhaft avatar
Written by Kristina Tenhaft
Updated over a week ago

Important: The Wall Measurement tool does not replace highly accurate measurement systems on-site. Any critical measurements should be double-checked for their accuracy.

Wall Measurement is an integrated tool for adding approximate measurements of, e.g., walls, windows, or doors in your 360° scene to display relevant information on proportions and virtual layouts directly in a 360° scene.

It is possible to do these wall measurements from a single photo if the height of the camera lens above the floor is known. Always make sure you know the height of the camera (lens) on your tripod when taking the 360° images. According to the defined image height, we can calculate the measures of any marked objects in a 360° scene.

This feature can be used either to add permanent measurements in a 360 image or only temporary measures as a viewer:

Hardware requirements

  • Compatible with any camera: Wall Measurement is not limited to one camera setup for capturing the corresponding 360° scene you want to make the wall measurement in. Feel free choosing any 360° camera with the supported

  • Work with a tripod: To position your camera accurately, make sure to use a tripod that allows you to fixate a certain height and level the camera to be parallel to the floor. When, e.g., using a DSLR camera, the lens needs to stay on the same heights for all images. Otherwise, the measurements will not be very accurate.

Setup recommendations

  1. Make sure to place your camera on a tripod with an integrated level or use a manual level to position it as balanced as possible.

  2. Use a folding rule to measure the distance from the center of the camera’s lens to the floor and note it down.

  3. Capture and connect your 360° images with the JobWalk App or simply upload the files manually from the camera. It is also possible to edit added Time Travel scenes with Wall Measurement.

Learn more on how to possibly improve the accuracy of your measurements here.

Creating the wall measurements

I. Getting started

  1. Click the Measurements button with the ruler icon in the right-hand sidebar to open the Wall Measurement menu.

  2. Set the height (distance from the camera lens to the floor) your image has been taken at in inches or cm. It is possible to adjust the defined height of your camera lens or the measuring unit in the Wall Measurement settings.

Set camera height in HoloBuilder

II. Making the wall measurements

 Step 1: Define a wall

Add Wall icon in HoloBuilder
  1. To start your measurements in the scene, you need to select the area or ‘wall’ you want to make the measurements in. 

  2. When first opening the Wall Measurement menu, the correct tool for creating a virtual wall first will automatically be selected. If not, click the wall icon in the Wall Measurement menu. 

  3. Select one point in your 360° image (an intersection point between the floor and a wall) by clicking on that point.

  4. Next, you need to set the height and orientation of the whole area. Either click on a horizontally aligned point intersecting with the floor and then set the height by choosing a vertically aligned intersection point with the ceiling, marking a kind of four-sided figure, or vice versa.

  5. By right-clicking on the according wall, it is possible to delete it. Select ‘Remove Wall’ from the context menu to only delete the wall but keep the attached measurement, e.g. if you want to adjust the size of the wall. Or, Choose ‘Remove Wall and its measurements’ to delete the wall completely including all measurements made on this wall.

Step 2: Trim the wall

Trim wall in HoloBuilder
  1. Limit the virtual wall to a specific section of your 360° scene by selecting the razor blade icon for trimming the virtual wall horizontally.

  2. To do so, simply place the vertical cutting line to the location you want your virtual wall to start and end. Adjust the size of the wall later on either by redoing the trimming or removing and starting over with the complete wall.

 Step 3: Apply wall measurements

Measure wall icon in HoloBuilder
  1. Within this marked area, you can now measure anything, such as doors, windows, etc., even angular, diagonal distances. Select the last button with the rule to set any measurements. 

  2. Added measurements can be deleted by right-clicking the corresponding measurement and selecting ‘Remove Measurement’ from the context menu.

Wall Measurement UI in HoloBuilder

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