The tools for Measure/Draw can be usually found in ribbon Draw of the WebOffice core client and consist of the following tools:

Group Measure

oMeasure Distance

oMeasure Point

oMeasure Area

oMeasure Perpendicular

oMeasure Concentric Circles

oMeasure Angle

oSearch Coordinates

Group Draw

oMarkup

oPlace Symbol

oFeature Labeling

oK5 Labeling

 

Measure/Draw tools in WebOffice core client

Measure/Draw tools in WebOffice core client

 

 

Since measurements are technically drawings, the standard measure tools share the same tool parameters with the Markup tool. The tool Place Symbol looks a bit different regarding display and form of the dialog, find more details in chapter Place Symbol.

 

Principally, standard measure tools (point, distance, area) provide the following parameters depending on the configuration:

measurement/drawing type

measurement/drawing style

available objects

snap profile

construction

send email

 

Note:

All following settings depend on the chosen tool type and may differ. For detailed information see the tool specific chapters.

 

Ribbon menu - measure/draw - tool settings

Ribbon menu - measure/draw - tool settings

 

Measurement / Drawing Type

The ribbon Draw lets you choose between the measure tools (measure point, measure distance, measure area, measure perpendicular, Measure Angle) and the Markup tools (polygon, line, circle, text, point). Depending on the chosen type more settings will be shown in the tool dialog.

 

Measurement/drawing types

Measurement/drawing types

 

Measurement / Drawing Style

Every measurement/drawing type (besides drawing type text) lets you choose the line width and color. In order to change the color, click directly on the color field to open the color selection dialog. You can choose from a color bar or enter specific color codes. Define the line width with the slider.

Some measurement/drawing types provide some more options regarding the style - e.g. line style, fill color, opacity.

 

Measurement/drawing style

Measurement/drawing style

 

If markup styles are configured in your WebOffice 10.9 SP1 project, the user may select them from a dropdown list. In this case, there are no settings for other measurement/drawing styles available.

 

Predefined markup styles

Predefined markup styles

 

Note:

See chapter Markup Style for more details about the tool configuration in WebOffice author.

 

Note:

When measuring distances and areas, the start point and the endpoint of a measurement line are automatically displayed using arrowheads. The precise way of representation depends on the chosen measurement options. If no option (Segments, Total length, Vertices and Intermediate distances) is chosen when measuring distances, no arrowheads are displayed. If solely the option Total length is activated,only the beginning and the end of the line are displayed as arrows, but not the end of lines at intermediate vertices. If at least one of the options Segments, Vertices or Intermediate distances is chosen, also the line ends at intermediate vertices are displayed as arrows. When measuring an area, arrows are displayed between all vertices if at least one of the options Vertices or Segments is chosen. If none of them is selected, no arrows are displayed.

 

Textstyle

As with the character styles, the text can be stylized. This includes font size, font color, font type as well as the selection whether this should be bold or italic. These settings can be made and customized for measured points, lines as well as areas.

Measure Tool Textstyle

Measure Tool Textstyle

 

Available Objects

The next part of the ribbon menu lists all available objects that have been drawn in the map. Select an object to zoom to it, show 3D measurements or delete it.

 

Available objects

Available objects

 

The following table explains the displayed symbols

 

Icon

Description

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Delete the object

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Zoom to the object

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Display 3D measurements

 

Note:

For more details about editing available objects see section Edit Style/Geometry (menu item to be found in measure context menu).

 

Snap Profile (if configured)

If a snap layer was configured in the WebOffice 10.9 SP1 project configuration, the user can select a snap profile or snap layer. Define the snapping distance and decide whether to snap to sketch or not. By default both point snap and line snap (must be configured on Snap Layers) are enabled. With snapping, users can measure and draw extremely accurately in WebOffice 10.9 SP1 clients.

 

Point & line snap

Point & line snap

 

Use the functionality Snap To Sketch to not only snap to predefined snap layers but also to previously drawn markups (during a browser session). The Distance [m] shows the snapping tolerance and is displayed by a circle that surrounds the mouse cursor. Snap points are marked as blue points that change to red color when inside the snapping tolerance.

 

Snapping with a snap profile in the WebOffice core client

Snapping with a snap profile in the WebOffice core client

 

Note:

See chapter Snap Layers for more details about the tool configuration in WebOffice author.

 

Measure Context Menu

When measuring a point, distance, area or a circle various functionality is provided via the context menu (right mouse click).

 

Measure context menu on vertices

Measure context menu on vertices

 

Icon

Menu item

Description

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Delete vertex

Delete the currently active vertex

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Insert Before

Insert a vertex in the center between previous and currently active vertex

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Insert After

Insert a vertex in the center between currently active and next vertex

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Move feature

Move the entire line or polygon. The next active vertex is the anchor point

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Rotate Feature

Rotate a feature around the currently active vertex by moving the mouse cursor

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Reverse vertex direction

Flips the vertex direction

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Move Vertex by Construction

Opens the construction form to move selected vertices

Measure context menu on vertices properties

 

Measure context menu for connecting lines

Measure context menu for connecting lines

 

 

Icon

Menu Item

Description

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Edit Style/Geometry

Continue the polygon from the currently active line segment. It is also possible to change the style of the object.

Note: Only for connecting lines of polygons.

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Insert vertex

Insert a new vertex at the current position in the line segment

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Reverse vertex direction

Flips the direction of vertices

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Insert Vertex by Construction

Opens the construction form to move selected vertices

Measure context menu for connecting lines

 

 

Note:

Some of the options are only available with specific measure types.

 

3D Measurement

If you have configured one or more height info raster layers, it is possible to create a 3D chart with an appropriate result list. Therefor, you have to define a line using the Measure Distance tool, along which you want to create a height profile. Then, click on the 3D button within the tool menu to finalize the height profile.

3D Button within the tool menu

3D Button within the tool menu

 

A new window will appear, which shows the elevation profile along the drawn line. The elevation profile can be exported via Copy Diagram to Word.

 

Note:

The button Copy Diagram to Word works with all versions of Microsoft Word but is only available in Microsoft Internet Explorer because this function uses ActiveX. This behavior cannot be influenced by VertiGIS.

 

 

Height profile, generated in the WebOffice core client

Height profile, generated in the WebOffice core client

 

Further Functions

Beside the settings described above, some further options are available for Measure/drawing tools. They include the construction of objects, the creation of another feature and sending an email containing the redlining.

 

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Further functions for measure/drawing tools

 

Construction

Use various types of construction to create extremely accurate measurements. Depending on the type of measurement, different construction tools are available for point, line or polygon drawings.

 

Generate square or rectangle

Generate square or rectangle

Orthogonal construction

Orthogonal construction

Construction by distance and angle

Construction by distance and angle

Construction by coordinates

Construction by coordinates

Generate Circle

Generate Circle

 

The following construction tools can be used for point, angle/distance and perpendicular measurements:

Construction by Alignment

Intersection of Two Lines

Circular Intersection

Intersection of Line and Circle

 

The following construction tools can be used for distance and area measurements:

Generate Square or Rectangle

Orthogonal Construction

Construction by Distance and Angle

Construction by Coordinates

Generate Circle

 

Note:

You can restrict the functionality of this function. See chapter WebOffice Defaults.

 

Add Feature

Finish the currently active object and start with a new object.

 

Send Email

Send a link to the current map via email. The link will contain the current map extent, current layer visibilities, drawings, measured objects and labels and can be accessed by an external user.

 

Note:

More details about the configuration of measure/drawing tools can be found in chapters Measure Point, Measure Distance, Measure Area, Measure Perpendicular, Measure Angle, Markup, Place Symbol.