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Any ruler tool?

lleblanc
Searching the forum archives, I see various mentions of a ruler tool to measure the distance between two points on the graphic rendering. Has this been implemented? Is it in the plans? Such a very basic tool would be most convenient to check the validity of a design before actually printing. May I suggest to display X, Y and net (2D) distances.


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Re: Any ruler tool?

adrianv
I'm not sure what you're asking for, exactly.  I think you can find several
ruler implementations out there.  These are models that create a ruler that
you can insert into your model.  

The one I can specifically direct you to is the ruler in the BOSL2 library:

https://github.com/revarbat/BOSL2/wiki/debug.scad#ruler

If you're hoping for a way to click on the display of your model and have
distances displayed---that is a built-in tool in OpenSCAD that gives
distances, I have not heard any hint that such a thing would be implemented.


lleblanc wrote

> Searching the forum archives, I see various mentions of a ruler tool to
> measure the distance between two points on the graphic rendering. Has this
> been implemented? Is it in the plans? Such a very basic tool would be most
> convenient to check the validity of a design before actually printing. May
> I suggest to display X, Y and net (2D) distances.
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Re: Any ruler tool?

softfoot
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I use "3D-Tool-Free" to view STL files and it has an excellent ruler tool.

It's not built into SCAD but it's not too painful to export an STL file from SCAD and open it to check measurements.

Personally, I didn't find the BOSL ruler very helpful.

Regards,
Dave


On 16/01/2021 16:51, Luc Le Blanc wrote:
Searching the forum archives, I see various mentions of a ruler tool to measure the distance between two points on the graphic rendering. Has this been implemented? Is it in the plans? Such a very basic tool would be most convenient to check the validity of a design before actually printing. May I suggest to display X, Y and net (2D) distances.


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Re: Any ruler tool?

lleblanc
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What I'm looking for is a simple tool that would allow clicking on a point
and dragging the mouse to another to know the metric distance between the
two in order to check a design. For instance, with this beveled cyclinder
(photo), the lower side is supposed to measure 15mm and the higher side
36mm. It'd be nice not to have to export the STL file to another software,
let alone print it, just to measure those lengths.

Mirrycle.jpg <http://forum.openscad.org/file/t3095/Mirrycle.jpg>  



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Re: Any ruler tool?

jon_bondy
Dave <[hidden email]> recently said

"I use "3D-Tool-Free" to view STL files and it has an excellent ruler tool."

I downloaded it and tried it.  It is indeed an amazing tool.  You can't
measure things directly in OpenSCAD, but you can do amazing measurements
on an STL that OpenSCAD generates.

Jon


On 1/16/2021 5:38 PM, lleblanc wrote:

> What I'm looking for is a simple tool that would allow clicking on a point
> and dragging the mouse to another to know the metric distance between the
> two in order to check a design. For instance, with this beveled cyclinder
> (photo), the lower side is supposed to measure 15mm and the higher side
> 36mm. It'd be nice not to have to export the STL file to another software,
> let alone print it, just to measure those lengths.
>
> Mirrycle.jpg <http://forum.openscad.org/file/t3095/Mirrycle.jpg>
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