With an area selected using the Polygon tool, you have the choice of 3 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:
- Smart Volume: Interpolates a base from the surrounding terrain using the selected points. See how to use Smart Volume.
- Volume Compare: Calculates from a previous dataset or imported design surface. See how to use Volume Compare.
- Reference Level Volume: Measures from a horizontal plane based on a defined reference level. See how to use Reference Level Volume.
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.