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Posted (edited) · Measure Tool plugin

I'm working on a new plugin that adds a simple measuring aid to Cura:

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In its current incarnation, the tool lets you pick (and drag) two points and shows the distance between these points.

 

A test-version can be downloaded here: MeasureTool

Download the file and drop it onto the buildplate in Cura as if you were opening a 3d model. Then restart Cura as instructed.

 

The plugin is now available in the Marketplace.

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Posted · Measure Tool plugin

It works! Now if you can make it snap to corners on the model, and maybe make the dots transparent or swap them out with something that makes lining them up better? Pure magic!

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    14 hours ago, jesta192 said:

    make it snap to corners on the model

    That's a bit tricky and won't make it for the first official version.

    14 hours ago, jesta192 said:

    make the dots transparent or swap them out with something that makes lining them up better

    For now I have made them small, even if you zoom in (similar to how toolhandles of other tools stay the same size when you zoom in or out)

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    Posted · Measure Tool plugin
    8 hours ago, ahoeben said:

    That's a bit tricky and won't make it for the first official version.

    For now I have made them small, even if you zoom in (similar to how toolhandles of other tools stay the same size when you zoom in or out)

    Understandable, and thanks for this!

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    Dude this plugin is amazing, i was pulling my hair by no finding any RULER in the menus.

    I couldn't add the package until I loaded some random .stl then it worked, restarted and works amazing.

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    Posted · Measure Tool plugin

    The plugin is now available in the Marketplace. Thanks for testing the preview version!

     

    I have made a change in how the plugin decides which point gets moved. In the preview version the plugin would always alternate between the two points. In the released version, the plugin moves the point that is closest to the mousecursor. If you prefer the automatic alternating between the two points, press and hold the shift key while clicking.

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