Thanks for the suggestion! I am aware of that feature, but that doesn't help for models where you want to measure between other surfaces that are not at the extents.
You can also use a custom bed model to outline where the printable area of your Ultrabase is positioned.magumbasauce wrote: ↑Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:54 amIn talking general measurement tools, I agree all around! being able to measure between parts would be huge, but also being able to show/measure how far a part if from the edges would be useful.
I currently mainly print on a Snapmaker 2 (A350 - the big one). The X/Y is 320x340, but I'm currently building on an inset Ultrabase, which is 310x310. The base has screws and I have printed holders that use the original holes and hold the glass bed in place in the center of the build plate. But in placing my models in the field, I generally have to "guess" and make sure not to get too close to the edge.
I do run a startup script that runs a line purge pretty close to the front edge of the glass bed, so in the preview I can see how the models get reasonably close to that.
What i've also done though is kind of a pain so i don't do it often unless i'm dealing with a TON of models (and i'm ALWAYS printing more than 1 with that large of a bed) is using Tinkercad to duplicate/set up the models, then selecting them all, since what that does is shows the total "bounding box" for everything that is selected. Even that would be helpful since it would show me how deep and wide the set of models I have out are.
I did try messing with offsets for bringing prints inside the box, but i'm not 100% sure how they work. I thought i figured it out once but the generated G-code wasn't quite the same. That's a different discussion though, and probably a different feature (internal bounded area?). But the ruler would solve a ton of things that I do generally!