The 3D line tool allows you to measure
Accessing the 3D Line Tool
Zoom into the property you want to measure, then draw a line along the slope you want to measure:
Click Next, and you will see the vertical view of that property. Drag the line to the slope you are measuring:
You will now be able to see the pitch in degrees, and the rise/run ratio, as well as the length.
You might find it helpful to click between the primary view and the secondary view when you are measuring the 3D lines.
Once you are done, you can change to any view, and the 3D line will still be there. In this example, the view is now oblique with South orientation:
- Zoom in as much as possible for best results
- Alternate between primary view and secondary view until you are happy with your measurement
- You can also choose another photo from a different direction from the drop down list
- The tool is not suitable for measuring the pitch of hip roofs, you can use the 3D Area Tool for this
Note: The survey date in the screenshot may differ from the actual capture date of the image, as explained in Survey Date and Photo Time.