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Adobe Acrobat 9 How-To #100: Measuring 3D Objects

Contents

  1. Keyboard Shortcuts for Moving and Measuring
  2. Converting 3D Measurements to Comments

Article Description

Three-dimensional objects in many documents need measurements (height, width, and so on) to be displayed with the object. Donna L. Baker shows how to use the 3D Measurement Tool in Adobe Acrobat 9 to measure a 3D model and display handy measurement labels.

Converting 3D Measurements to Comments

Unlike with the other forms of commenting, you convert measurements to comments in the Model Tree pane. Right-click the plus sign (+) for the measurement view you want; its list of measurements opens. Right-click the measurement to display the shortcut menu, and choose Convert to Comment.

If you decide to convert the measurement to a comment as you're measuring your drawing, select the Hand tool, right-click the measurement, and choose Convert to Comment from the shortcut menu.