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Measure Distance, Area, and Perimeter in PDFs with Nitro Pro


When engineers, designers, and architects conceive and construct our buildings, parks, and roads, precision can never be overvalued. Depending on scale in their drawings and mockups, a fraction of a centimeter on paper can easily translate into meters in construction. And with deadlines, budgets, and safety as key priorities, incorrect measurements can often lead to catastrophe.

With Nitro Pro 9, we’re introducing a tool that will be invaluable to the professionals we rely on for our structures. The introduction of a multi-function Measurement Tool means Pro 9 users can calculate distances, area, and perimeter in PDF documents to develop their drawings with precision.

The accompanying calibration feature also allows users to produce accurate measurements from within their PDF files. By selecting two points on a PDF document and assigning a known distance between them, users can measure the exact area and perimeter of an object or space, along with calculating shorter or longer point-to-point distances at scale.

For a step-by-step guide on how to use Nitro’s measurement tool, visit our support center’s knowledge base and check out this article.

If you’d like to learn more about ways Nitro simplifies documents, or want to speak to our sales team about equipping your business with the software, please click here or email