Std MeasureDistance

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Std MeasureDistance.svg Std MeasureDistance

Menu location
Tools → Measure distance
Workbenches
All
Default shortcut
None
Introduced in version
-
See also
Std Measure Tools, Draft Dimension, Arch Survey


Description

The Std MeasureDistance command creates a distance object that measures and displays the distance between two points.

Usage

  1. There are several ways to invoke the command:
    • Press the Std MeasureDistance.svg Std MeasureDistance button.
    • Select the Tools → Std MeasureDistance.svg Measure distance option from the menu.
  2. Select the first dimension point anywhere on an object in the 3D view.
  3. Select the second dimension point anywhere on an object in the 3D view.
  4. The selection order of the points can have an impact on the position of the dimension line.
  5. Optionally flip the position of the dimension line by changing the ViewMirror property of the distance object.

Notes

  • You cannot use the Draft snap tools with this command.
  • To add dimensions to drawings use the dimension tools from the TechDraw Workbench.

Properties

Data

Base

  • DataLabel: by default the label contains the measured distance, but this distance is not updated when P1 or P2 are later changed.

Measurement

  • DataP1: the first dimension point.
  • DataP2: the second dimension point.
  • DataDistance: (read-only) the measured distance between P1 and P2.

View

Base

  • ViewDist Factor: this factor, multiplied by the measured distance, determines the dimension line offset.
  • ViewFont Size: the height of the letters (line height in pixels).
  • ViewMirror: if set to True the position of the dimension line relative to P1 and P2 is flipped.