Site Scan customers frequently want to use the 3D meshes they generate of their work site to approximate lengths, areas, and volumes on site. These measurements can be used to estimate cut and fill numbers, check as-planned against as-built, and monitor stockpile volumes. While 3DR Site Scan and AutoCAD Civil 3D are the flagship engineering tools for performing these calculations, 3DR Site Scan and Autodesk ReMake work together seamlessly to provide approximate values.
5. Use the measure tool to select two points on the mesh surface. A straight line will be drawn between the points and the distance displayed.What if I want to take measurements in a fixed Cartesian coordinate system? ReCap 360 Pro is an excellent and easy-to-use tool for making these types of measurements.
6. Select the area of interest on the mesh. Use the brush tool to only select the top of a surface and not the surface behind.
8. Use the Slice & Fill tool to define the bottom planeWhy do I need a bottom plane? Volume calculations are done between two planes. Civil 3D contains very sophisticated tools for performing these calculations, but we can do nearly the same thing much more easily in ReMake. Defining a bottom plane in 3D allows you to correct for any slop on the ground plane or other abnormalities.
9. Use the inner ring or check the “Transform plane” tick box to align the ground plane of the tool to that of your aggregate pile. Then use the outer ring to raise and lower the bottom plane until it matches its boundary. Raise the outer ring until the base of the pile becomes white.
10. Next, delete the areas of your model not relevant to these measurements.
11. And finally, select the aggregate pile and run a mesh report. You will see surface area and volume displayed.