How to draw a Volume - PIX4Dmapper


This article explains how to draw a volume in PIX4Dmapper.

Important: In order to draw a new volume in Volumes, the point cloud and the DSM have to be generated.

In order to create a new Volume:

1. On the Menu bar, click View > Volumes.
Menu View Volumes PIX4Dmapper
2. On the Menu bar, click Volumes > New Volume.

Volumes New Volume PIX4Dmapper

3. On the 3D View, a green point appears beside the mouse. Left click to mark the vertices of the base surface of the volume. With each click, a vertex is created, and the volume base surface is formed.
4. Right click to add the last vertex and to create the volume base.
5. (optional) To mark the vertices more accurately, on the 3D View, select the volume and correct the position of the vertices: How to edit a Volume.
6. (optional) In the sidebar, click  to open the Volume Settings pop-up and select how the Base Surface will be defined. For more information: Menu View > Volumes > Sidebar > Objects.
7. On the sidebar, click Compute to compute the volume.

PIX4Dmapper compute volume


Note: A Manual Tie Point is associated to each vertex of the Volume and can be visualized in the rayCloud. Each vertex that is marked on a least two images is taken into account in step 1. Initial Processing if it is processed again or if the reconstruction is reoptimized.
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