How to Use Measurement Mode on Desktop and Mobile

Use Measurement Mode in Showcase (on desktop) 

  1. Go to 
  2. Open any model in Showcase that you want to measure. 
  3. Click the "Measurement Mode" icon in the bottom-left of the interface. Screen_Shot_2019-11-26_at_9.57.28_AM.png
  4. You can set preferences for the measurements tool by clicking on the cog icon in the upper right corner of the screen.


Snapping determines whether the 'scope' will automatically snap onto edges and corners, which is an accurate way to use it.  Turn it off if you'd like to choose a point yourself.

Continuous Lines, if on, will make each measurement become continuous with its predecessor.

Units is the choice of U.S. (Imperial) or Metric units.

  1. Click the "+" icon in the center of the screen. Screen_Shot_2019-11-26_at_9.27.42_AM.png
    • This will open the measurement cursor, which features our new "scope" - this allows you to make detailed measurements using precise zooming.
  2. Find the point where you want to start your measurement, and double-click to place your first measurement marker. 
  3. Drag the line vertically or horizontally along the edge or corner you want to measure. Screen_Shot_2019-11-26_at_9.32.42_AM.png
    • Optionally, use the "scope" (pictured above) to more precisely line up your line with edge or corner of the object. 
  4. If you want to construct a measurement line from the floor to the ceiling, double click either the floor or ceiling to create the line. Screen_Shot_2019-12-20_at_11.04.33_AM.png
  5. Click once more to end your measurement line.
  6. From here, you can continue measuring different angles of the object you're measuring by repeating steps 1-8 above. 2MEASURE.png
    • Keep in mind: at any time you can click the "trash" icon to delete your current measurement. 
  7. When you're done measuring the object, click or tap the green "check" icon in the center of the screen. Screen_Shot_2019-11-26_at_9.49.33_AM.png
    • After you click the "check" icon, your finished measurements will appear appended to the object, as seen above. 
  8. To continue adding measurements, simply hit the "+" icon in the center of the screen, and follow the previous steps to add additional measurements to your model. Screen_Shot_2019-11-26_at_9.53.49_AM.png

Use Measurement Mode to make Floor Plan measurements (on desktop) 

You can follow the workflow above to make measurements in Showcase - let's go over some instructions and tips below. 

  1. Go to 
  2. Open any model in Showcase that you want to measure. 
  3. Click the "Measurement Mode" icon in the bottom-left of the interface. 
  4. Click "View Floor Plan" Screen_Shot_2019-12-09_at_8.14.45_AM.png
  5. Measure objects (like tables and walls) as described in the steps from the Use Measurement Mode in Showcase (on desktop) section above. Screen_Shot_2019-12-09_at_8.24.31_AM.png


"Scope" it 

Use the "scope" to refine your measurements - see below. 


Zoom in 

Use your mouse wheel or trackpad to zoom in and out of your floor plan for more precise measurements. 


Click and drag to move around 

Remember, your floor plan is a 3D object. Move around to the get the best vantage point for your measurements! image1.gif

Use Measurement Mode in Showcase (on iPhone or iPad) 

  1. Open the model you want to measure in the Showcase app. 
  2. Tap the "Measurement Mode" icon at the bottom-left of the screen. 
  3. Navigate to the area you want to measure. measurement4.jpeg
    • You can do this by tapping on different aspects of the environment - once you've found the general area you want to measure, frame your shot by dragging to look around. 
  4. Tap the "+" icon in the center of the screen. measurement5.jpeg
  5. Press and hold your finger on the exact location where you want to start your measurement. 
    • If you're starting your measurement on the corner of a table, we recommend zooming (expand your fingers) to place the point exactly where you want it. 
  6. Place and hold your finger on the exact location where you want to end your first measurement. measurement1.png
    • This will create a measurement line between the two points you selected. 
    • Alternatively, you can hold your finger over the first measurement, then drag the line along the edge or corner you want to measure. 
  7. To continue adding lines to your current measurement, press and hold on the next point you'd like to measure. measurement2.jpeg
  8. When you're finished measuring, click the green "Check" icon to view your measurements in Showcase, or the "Trash" icon to start over. measurement3.png
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