How to measure within openscad?

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How to measure within openscad?

Len Trigg
Is there some way to easily measure the size of things within openscad?

For generated objects you can typically work out the dimensions of an
object from the parameters used to make the object, but when importing
a dxf / stl it seems hard to work out how big things are.

Perhaps it would be possible to add an option to display a grid on a
user-selectable axis, kind of like the grid that blender shows?

Cheers,
Len.

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Re: How to measure within openscad?

kintel
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On Jul 3, 2010, at 05:15 AM, Len Trigg wrote:

> Is there some way to easily measure the size of things within openscad?
>
Unfortunately not.
Displaying a grid would give some approximate measurements and is on the wishlist:
http://svn.clifford.at/openscad/trunk/doc/TODO.txt

~/= Marius

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Re: How to measure within openscad?

Rob van Lopik
Maybe this helps in the mean time: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3077

Rob van Lopik

> -----Original Message-----
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> On Jul 3, 2010, at 05:15 AM, Len Trigg wrote:
>
> > Is there some way to easily measure the size of things within
> openscad?
> >
> Unfortunately not.
> Displaying a grid would give some approximate measurements and is on
> the wishlist:
> http://svn.clifford.at/openscad/trunk/doc/TODO.txt
>
> ~/= Marius
>
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