[OpenSCAD] how to dimension?

nop head nop.head at gmail.com
Fri Jun 17 20:34:14 CEST 2011


Yes, but if it is an imported STL it isn't in the model in a way you can
access it.

On 17 June 2011 17:41, David Rysdam <david at rysdam.org> wrote:

> On Fri, 17 Jun 2011 17:12:48 +0100, nop head <nop.head at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Yes it makes sense to be able to generate dimension annotation in
> openscad
> > but I can't see how you could use it to dimension a slice through an
> > imported STL. You would need to be able to identify the artefacts to
> > dimension, which would require picking them out in a GUI, something
> > openscad doesn't really do.
>
> There's no need to pick them out in a GUI. Just mark them in the model
> in the first place. You'd pick out landmarks in the model, say, and then
> have some code that printed out a dimension line between given
> landmarks.
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