The Smithsonian X 3D explorer provides a number of tools to further explore 3D models. The tools toolbox is the central place to access them.
1 Click to enable the measuring tape. Then click two points on the model to measure the distance between them. Yellow pins connected by a white line will show you the exact location of the measurement points.
2 Distance measurement results can be displayed in imperial or metric units. Chose your preferred setting here.
3 4 5 Click one of these buttons to activate cross-section mode. You can select between 3 principal directions. Cross-section is only available if the current model is displayed in 3D mode.
6 Drag the slider to change the position of the cut plane.
7 Use this switch to change the direction of the cross-section.
8 If in 2.5D view mode, this button enables the height profile display.
Two yellow pins indicate the start and end points of the current measurement.
Use the cross-section tool to cut through objects and reveal their inner structure.
In 2.5D view mode, the height profile reveals additional details about the surface of an object.