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The survey tool enters a special surveying mode, which allows you to quickly grab measures and information from a model, and transfer that information to other applications. Once you are in Survey mode, clicking on different subelements of 3D objects gathers the following information, depending on what you click:
When such a piece of information is gathered, three things happen:
The above image shows what happens when running the survey mode.
The Survey mode cannot be used directly from python scripts, but gathering the same information from any selected Part-based object is easy reproduced with the following script:
import FreeCADGui selection = FreeCADGui.Selection.getSelectionEx() for obj in selection: for element in obj.SubObjects: print "Area: ", element.Area print "Length: ", element.Length print "Volume: ", element.Volume print "Center of Mass: ", element.CenterOfMass