With an area selected using the Polygon tool, you have the choice of three distinct measurement types for measuring the volume within the area contained by the polygon. 

Three types of volume measurements

There are three types of volume measurement tools:

When to use which measurement type?

  • Smart Volume: Useful for estimating volumes on a flat or largely even base level such as inventory in stockyards. 

  • Volume Compare: Useful for measuring progress and change or producing accurate measurements with flight pre-work flight or design surface as a base level. 

  • Reference Level Volume: Useful for measuring sections from a known base or toe such as large excavations or mine benches. 

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