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Author Topic: How to view object dimensions?  (Read 6483 times)

selden

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How to view object dimensions?
« on: June 23, 2023, 11:09:53 pm »

I'm using Anim8or v 1.01.1403

I'd like to view "dimension arrows" alongside models that I'm making in "object" mode. Is this possible? If so, how?

I seem to recall enabling and using this feature a few years ago, but I simply can't find it now. I have a vague (and maybe wrong) recollection about this feature somehow being related to an "engineering" option. I've stared at menu options and searched through the manual, but simply can't find it. I've looked for the keywords "engineering", "units", "dimension". I'm probably looking at it and simply not seeing it.

As I seem to recall, the feature produced lines and arrows like the yellow stuff in the picture below, although the lines were thinner.



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Re: How to view object dimensions?
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2023, 06:17:00 am »

You can do this in the Object Editor. Click on the little ruler in the top toolbar to turn on measurements. Then select an object and the dimensions will be shown in all non-perspective views as viewed from that direction.

In point edit mode it will show then length of selected lines and the coordinated of selected points.

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Re: How to view object dimensions?
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2023, 06:59:09 am »

Steve,

Thanks a lot! That's exactly what I was looking for.
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Re: How to view object dimensions?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2023, 05:51:26 am »

Ohhh, I like that ortho measurement selden!

Steve, can we get that too (toggleable with the current "As seen/projected" measurement)
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Re: How to view object dimensions?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2023, 08:32:05 am »

Hmmmm. Let me think about it.
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