Doc:2.6/Manual/3D interaction/Sketching/Ruler and Protractor

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Ruler and Protractor

The ruler can be accessed from the toolshelf, once activated you can use the ruler to measure lengths and angles in the scene.

Example of the ruler and protractor.
Example using the ruler to measure thickness.


View3d ruler basic.png

Here are common steps for using the ruler.

  • Activate the Ruler from the toolshelf.
  • Click and drag in the viewport to define the initial start/end point for the ruler.
  • Orbit the view and click on either end of the ruler to re-position it. Holding Ctrl enables snap to elements.
  • Click on the middle to measure angles.
  • Press Enter to store the ruler for later use or Esc to cancel.


  • Editing operations can be used while the ruler is running, however tools like the knife can't be used at the same time.
  • Unit settings and scale from the scene are used for displaying dimensions.


  • CtrlLMB Template-LMB.png Adds new ruler.
  • LMB Template-LMB.png Drag end-points to place them, Hold Ctrl to snap, Hold Shift to measure thickness.
  • LMB Template-LMB.png Drag center-point to measure angles, drag out of the view to convert back to a ruler.
  • Delete Deletes the ruler.
  • CtrlC Copies the rulers value to the clipboard.
  • Esc Exits
  • Return Saves the rulers for the next time the tool is activated.