Layers Guide

Introducing Layers: Moasure's Powerful New Feature

Capture multiple shapes in one, single measurement

With Layers, you can measure multiple shapes and combine them into one, overall measurement. You can add, delete, rename and toggle Layer visibility from the Layers menu in the measurement screen.

All Layers must share the same first two reference points to ensure they overlay in the correct place.

This means, when adding a layer, make sure the first point you start at is the same as the start point for the original, Base Layer. Next, make sure the second point for each Layer is the same as the second point for the Base Layer.

After capturing the two reference points, you are then free to measure as normal and the new layer will position and orientate itself correctly.

Step 1: Capture the Base Layer & Reference Points

All layers must share the same first two points as 'reference' points to ensure they overlay in the correct place. The example above shows the first and second point captured during the measurement of the Base Layer. This edge will be the orientation line for subsequent Layers and will ensure that each layer is correctly positioned relative to each other.


Step 2: Add a Sub Layer

Before you begin measuring the new sub layer, return to the first point of the Base Layer. This will be the starting position for all sub layers. Tap Add Layer from the Layers menu and follow the in-app instructions by placing your device at the first point – then proceed to the second point.


Step 3: Start Measurement at the Reference Points

Now that you've successfully captured the orientation line by repeating the first two points of your measurement, you can now begin to measure the new Layer by moving to and capturing the first point of the measurement.


Step 4: Choose a Path Type for the Sub Layer

It's now time to select your Path type for the rest of your measurement. When adding a new sub layer, the Path between the orientation line and the first point of the sub layer will be set to Ignore Line meaning this line will not appear on your measurement diagram.

When you've moved from the reference line to the first point of the new sub layer, choose a Path type for the rest of your measurement.

The most popular Path Type is Straight Line:

You can even switch between other Path Types throughout your measurement – at any pause point. Measurements can be made up of multiple Paths. Each Path is just a way of viewing the connections between points. You can change Path type while you measure or even after your measurement is complete.

In the following clip, notice how the Path during the sub layer measurement is switched from Straight Line to Arc. Selecting Arc has produced the best fit arc between the three pause points, while the rest of the measurement has been completed using the Straight Line Path.

Notice how the Path during the sub layer measurement is switched from Straight Line to Arc. Selecting Arc has produced the best fit arc between the three pause points, while the rest of the measurement has been completed using the Straight Line Path.


Adding More Sub Layers

When adding additional sub layers, remember to return to the first point of the Base Layer (Layer Origin) to capture the reference line before proceeding to measure the new sub layer. These two reference points make up the Layer reference line which enables Moasure to correctly position every layer relative to each other.

Remember, measurement error grows with time, not distance. Pause every 6 – 8 seconds throughout every measurement. Try to maintain a pace of at least 3ft (1m) per second – pause more regularly for longer measurements. Use each pause to plan your next move.