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Export a Measurement

In this guide, you will learn how to export files, what formats you can export to and what configuration options you can choose to customise the exported files to your liking.
You can export measurements to share them with colleagues or clients and/or use them in other applications. You can also export measurements to back them up.

Supported Formats

  • PDF (portable document format) for easy printing and sharing.
  • DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) to use in CAD programs.
  • CSV (Comma Separated Values) to view the raw coordinates in a spreadsheet.
  • Image. You can export to PNG, JPG or SVG formats.
  • MFile. Export to Mfile to share with another Moasure app.

How to Export

  1. 1.
    Open the Moasure app and select the measurement you want to export by going to Files located at the bottom of the app and then selecting Open.
  2. 2.
    Once the measurement is loaded, tap on File > Export.
  3. 3.
    Select the desired export format from the options provided.
Export Format Selection
Note: You can also export multiple files at once. To learn how to do this, go to Export Multiple Files.

PDF export configuration options

Configuration options are available in app version 1.8 and upwards. If you are on an older app version, you will not be able to configure your exports.
When exporting to PDF, you can choose to change the default configuration options to customise the PDF to your liking. You can preview how the configuration options affect the PDF before exporting by tapping on Show Preview at the bottom of the Configure PDF screen.
The configurable options are explained below.
  • Dimension Font Size. The size of font used throughout the PDF document.
  • Paper Size. The size of the paper the PDF will be exported to. You can choose from a wide range of options, including A0 to A4, as well as engineering paper sizes such as ANSI C to E.
  • Scale to Fit. Scale to Fit is selected by default. This option automatically scales down or up the measurement to fit the dimensions of the paper size you have chosen to export to. When enabled, the PDF export process analyzes the content and the paper size you have selected. If the content is larger than the selected paper size, it scales it down proportionally to fit within the available space. This ensures that the entire content is visible and printable on the chosen paper size. Conversely, if the content is smaller than the selected paper size, "Scale to fit" may scale it up proportionally to maximize the use of the paper space. This helps avoid small content appearing too tiny on larger paper sizes.
  • Preset Scale. You can select a preset scale by turning the Scale to Fit option off. You can then choose from a wide range of scales ranging from 1:1 to 1:500. Each export with a selected scale (whether scale to fit or preset scale) features a scale bar with a scale ratio that indicates the relationship between the measurements shown on the paper and the corresponding measurements in real life. It provides a visual representation of the scale or ratio used to represent distances. To give an example: if you have selected a scale of 1:5, it means that each unit of measurement on the paper (in this case 1 cm) represents a larger measurement in real life (in this case, 5 cm). So, for every 1 cm you measure on the paper, it corresponds to a 5 cm distance in the actual world. To illustrate this further, if you measure an edge on the paper and it's 4 cm long, you can calculate the real-world length by multiplying it by the scale factor. In this case, 4 cm on the paper would represent a length of 20 cm in real life (4 cm x 5 = 20 cm). In addition, a grid of squares is displayed behind the measurement. These grid squares can be used to estimate the size of measurements in real life. The grid squares serve as a visual reference, allowing you to assess the relative sizes of measurement edges and total measurement. Remember, you can always look up the real world value of the measurement edges in the Edges Page on the PDF.
See below an example of PDF that is exported with the Scale to Fit option
Parking Lotq.pdf
2MB
PDF
PDF Example File
Note: When selecting a preset scale (e.g. 1:5), It's possible that the measurement is too large to be presented on the page. In this case, a warning will be displayed on the PDF stating that "Measurement cannot be displayed because it's too big. You can adjust the scale settings or paper size to resolve this".
  • Center on Page. The Center on Page option is selected by default and centers the measurement on the page even when the measurement is dragged to the left or right of the app canvas prior to exporting. When this option is turned off, the measurement will not be centered. This can be useful for when you only want to export a section of the measurement (the section that is displayed on the app canvas). See below examples of the same PDF with the Center on Page turned on and off.
Measurement on app canvas
Center on Page turned ON
Center on Page turned OFF
  • Show Grid. This option is selected by default. This option shows a light square grid on the PDF.
  • Show Layers on Separate Pages. This option is selected by default. When enabled, it will show Layers (in multi layer measurements) on the PDF by rendering each layer on separate pages.
  • Show Background Image. This option is selected by default. When enabled and when a background image is added to the measurement through the Edit Background Tool, it will add the background image to the PDF.
  • Show in Black/White. This option enables you to export the PDF in black/white rather than in the default colours. This is useful when you want to export in higher contrast or simply save on ink.
Note: Scale is not supported for 3D exports. If you export a file in 3D, you cannot select Scale to Fit or preset scales (e.g: 1:5). Show Background Image and Show Grid are also not supported for 3D exports.

CSV export configuration options

When exporting to CSV, you can choose to change the default configuration options to customise the CSV to your liking.
The configurable options are as followed:
  • Include Path Number. Adds a column and value for the Path Type number of the recorded point. The number corresponds to the order of the Path Types in the measurement. To give an example; the first Path Type measured will be number 1. If the Path Type is consequently changed (e.g. from Straight Line to Trace Line), the new path number will be 2. If only one Path Type is used in the measurement, all Path Types will have the number 1.
  • Include Path Type. Adds a column and value for the Path Type of the recorded point. The Path Types in the CSV do not always map to the values in the UI. Below is a mapping table to help you understand the meaning of the CSV values.
CSV Value
UI Value + Explanation
Dot2Dot
SmoothTrace
Trace Line (with the option of smooth trace curves enabled in settings).
Trace
LastLeg
The dashed line that is sometimes added by the Close Tool
Null
  • Include Point Label. Adds a column and value for the Label of the recorded point added through the Edit Label Tool.
  • Include Point Type. Adds a column and value for the Type of the recorded point (e.g. default, FlightPoint). A Point Type can be one of the following:
Point Type
Explanation
Default
This is a normal pause point.
IgnorePoint
This is a normal ignore point.
FlightPoint
This is an exact sample point on a Trace and Smooth Trace Path.
CenterPoint
This is a point on the centre of an Arc/Circle.
ArcPoint
This is a point on an Arc/Circle Path.
WallPoint
This is a point on a Wall Path.
  • Include Layer Name. Adds a column and value for the name of the layer the recorded point is in (e.g Base Layer).
  • Include Layer Number. Adds a column and value for the layer number. The number corresponds to the chronological order the layers are added in. To give an example; if you have added one layer to your measurement, there will be two layers in total. The first layer (base layer) will be number 1 and the second (added) layer will be number 2.
  • Include Column Heading. Adds column heading names on the first row.
  • Include Area. Adds a column and value for the area.
  • Include Ignored Points. Adds Ignored points to the CSV.
  • Use Local Number Format. Uses local number formatting for displaying the number values. To give an example; when enabled, a user in the UK will have the square meter number formatted as 150.65 whilst a user in Spain will have the same number formatted as 150,65. See below an example of CSV file and image that is exported with all configuration options enabled.
CSV Example Image
HOA Zeroscaping (3).csv
414KB
Text
CSV Example File
Path Name is included as a column in the CSV and is not able to be configured (turned on/off) in the configuration options. Path Name is currently not used, but might be in the future, so this column can have empty values.

DXF configuration options

When exporting to DXF, you can select from two options:
  • 3D. Includes elevation data.
  • 2D. Flattens data by removing elevation.

Image configuration options

When exporting to Image, you can select from three options:
  • PNG.
  • JPG. Great for optimised file sizes.
  • SVG. Great for transparent background.

MFile configuration options

There are no configuration options for MFiles.

Export Multiple Files

Besides exporting single files, you can also export multiple files at once. To do so, follow the steps below.
  • Tap on File > Multi Export in the bottom toolbar.
  • Select the files you want to export or select a whole folder.
  • Select the desired export format from the options provided.