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:

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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