[Bf-funboard] dimensions

Karl Kühberger kuehberger at gmx.net
Sat Feb 11 10:41:15 CET 2006

Hi Roger

Am 10.02.2006 um 23:43 schrieb Roger:

> Dimensioning methods have been discussed of late and I would like  
> to add my wish.
> Blender already has edge length, angles and face area dimensioning  
> which I use all the time, however I can have 50 and more short line  
> segment lengths on an extruded and scaled nurbs curved surface   
> like a boat hull or aeroplane fuselage or wing and it's very  
> difficult to see these among the other dimensions and add them to  
> obtain a single total edge length or length of a few line segments  
> between 2 points.
> I can select particular line segments to obtain lengths and would  
> love to be able to use to only 1 or 2 decimal points not 3.
> My wish is to show the total length of a selected set of edge  
> lengths and a total area of a selected number of faces.

would be essential too!
but I don't see it as substitute for the dimensioning feature in
the add-dialogue.
> Also
> did you know that at very large grid scales the camera and F12  
> render does not work.
> I set up a very large drawing grid zoomed very far out and the  
> inserted camera was so small that it was a dot, so I scaledthe  
> camera up to a useable size but it doesn't render, F12 shows  
> nothing in the render view.

have you changed the clipping end button (F9) to a higher value?

> Numpad 5 does not change between iso and normal - camers shows a  
> microscope view.
> I tried scaling down  the components to .5 and then .2 but still no  
> render.
> My tip for the day is to use the scale grid as it is when the  
> initial start up cube, light and camera are displayed.
> Thanks
> Roger
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