greybeard
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Re: Ability to measure STLs, hole sizes, and bottom surface

Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:42 pm

I wrote an App to measure Any graphic for which only one dimension is known. The graphic can be an STL

The primary purpose at the time was to measure electronic parts but, it works for any graphic or 'whatever' on your monitor.

Example of using it in Simplify, below... CLICK on the video to open/view it

• Loaded the .STL into Simplify
• I know the width of the Part (see drawing image)
• Though also knowing the Dia of the large hole, the attached video shows using the App to confirm the Dia...
(I did not fuss with trying to get an exact dimension...)

The app is written in Java and requires Java8 (JRE 1.8) as minimum.

The app with use info is posted here
https://github.com/farTooOld/Woof
Attachments
woofDemo.mov.gif
Screen Shot 2019-08-15 at 1.18.46 PM.png
3D Print Parts
https://www.thingiverse.com/Still_Breathing/designs

lazymaniac
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Joined: Wed May 13, 2020 5:44 am
Location: Cracow

Re: Ability to measure STLs, hole sizes, and bottom surface

Wed May 13, 2020 4:05 pm

+1 Measure tool could be really helpful :)

S3D-Jake
Posts: 768
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Re: Ability to measure STLs, hole sizes, and bottom surface

Thu May 14, 2020 11:50 am

lazymaniac wrote:
Wed May 13, 2020 4:05 pm
+1 Measure tool could be really helpful :)
Thanks for your input. We'll keep monitoring this thread for valuable user feedback!
"A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song."

arhi
Posts: 446
Joined: Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:13 pm

Re: Ability to measure STLs, hole sizes, and bottom surface

Thu May 14, 2020 12:16 pm

Free version of netfabb is awesome for measuring features on the mesh. Having that functionality inside S3D would be useful, not a priority really as so many mesh tools already have it, many other things lacking in s3d that are much more important and much more related to actual slicing.
gcodestat integrates with Simplify3D and allow you to
Calculate print time accurately (acceleration, max speed, junction deviation all taken into consideration)
Embed M117 codes into G-Code
Upload your G-Code directly to Octoprint
open source and unlicence

CaesarDGreat
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu May 21, 2020 12:47 am

Re: Ability to measure STLs, hole sizes, and bottom surface

Thu May 21, 2020 12:48 am

Please add a measurement feature

kingmokex86
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue May 02, 2017 1:11 am

Re: Ability to measure STLs, hole sizes, and bottom surface

Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:19 pm

Yes this would be a very useful feature to add!

parallyze
Posts: 85
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:18 am

Re: Ability to measure STLs, hole sizes, and bottom surface

Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:20 am

arhi wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 12:16 pm
...not a priority really as so many mesh tools already have it, many other things lacking in s3d that are much more important and much more related to actual slicing.
+1
Actually I'm still trying to figure out _IF_ I ever missed a measure tool inside S3D. I mean... it shows the objects size, so conversion mm/inches is usually no problem.... any real world usage example for this, why would I need to measure a hole inside an object inside the slicer?

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