OpenUtilities Substation Help

To Measure Perpendicular Distance from an Element

  1. Select the Measure Distance tool ( Drawing > Analyze > Measure ).

  2. In the tool settings window, set Method to Perpendicular.
  3. Turn off Segment Only.
  4. Select the element.
  5. Enter a data point.

    The perpendicular distance between the nearest part of the element and this point is displayed in the Distance field. A temporary “line” is displayed as a visual aid but is not placed in the design.

  6. Do one of the following:

    Enter another data point(s) to define other perpendicular measurements.


    Reset to return to step 4.