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    Tinkertip: R is for Ruler

    Donald Bell
    Published on - February 17, 2020 by Donald Bell

    Tips & Tricks


    Press the R key and click anywhere on the workplane to place a ruler. With the ruler placed, click an object and you’ll see all of its dimensions displayed, as well as its relative position to the ruler.

    Where the two axis meet on the ruler, you’ll find an “x” to remove it from the workplane, as well as an option to measure relative distance from the midpoint of any selected object, instead of its endpoint.

    To take the ruler further, this video by DIY 3D Tech will show you how to snap it to the edge of your design so that you can accurately place other objects (or holes).