Measure distance of parallel faces and paralles edges

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Measure distance of parallel faces and paralles edges

Postby bernd » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:07 am

See topic title. What is the simplest method to messure distance of parallel faces and paralles edges?

I need this any day quite a few times.


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Re: Messure distance of parallel faces and paralles edges

Postby RatonLaveur » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:26 am

I used to like using the measurement tools of Part WB, they aren't bad.
But my favourite is the measurement module of Manipulator WB.

If you combine it with WorkFeature WB to put vertices everywhere you're in pretty good shape.

Something I have not yet tried is the tool (forgot the name) that populates all vertices in the part mesh. That would emulate I think the behavior found in other CAD softwares where if your mouse flies over near the center of an edge or center of mass of a face a vertex appears that you can grab onto.
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Re: Messure distance of parallel faces and paralles edges

Postby vocx » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:31 am

bernd wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:07 am
See topic title. What is the simplest method to messure distance of parallel faces and paralles edges?
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Std Measure Menu

It calls Part functions, like Part Measure Linear.
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Re: Messure distance of parallel faces and paralles edges

Postby chrisb » Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:24 am

- Select both faces
- Part->MeasureLinear
- Part->ToggleDelta
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Re: Messure distance of parallel faces and paralles edges

Postby bernd » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:37 am

chrisb wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:24 am
- Select both faces
- Part->MeasureLinear
- Part->ToggleDelta
I did not know it is that easy ... These tools are for sure not self self-explanatory.


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Re: Messure distance of parallel faces and paralles edges

Postby easyw-fc » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:55 am

bernd wrote:
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:37 am
These tools are for sure not self self-explanatory.
you can also use Caliper and measure the angle between parallel faces.. it will gives you the parallel distance
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Re: Messure distance of parallel faces and paralles edges

Postby bernd » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:47 am

This seams not FreeCAD? Is it an AddOn?
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Re: Messure distance of parallel faces and paralles edges

Postby vocx » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:01 am

bernd wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:47 am
This seams not FreeCAD? Is it an AddOn?
Of course. Check the external workbenches list. The "pseudo-assembly" list has a lot of tools that help you position things. With Manipulator Workbench you have that Caliper tool.
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Re: Messure distance of parallel faces and paralles edges

Postby pl7i92LCNC » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:06 am

thank you
the draft workbanch itself let you dicide the option on XYZ only
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