Measurement Tape Plus

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Version: 
1.0
Author Name: 
Alexander Chernyh

This is the modification of the Measurement Tape created by Alaa Al-Nahlawi. The difference is that Measurement Tape Plus allows to set any length units to display and change decimals precision for the displayed values.

Changelog:

[v1.0]

  Current version

Additional Info: 

How to use:
1. Merge file into your scene.
2. Use left and right point object handles to measure the length.
3. Scale center point object to change the scale of the Measurement Tape.
4. Move or rotate center point object to adjust position of the text and orientation of the Measurement Tape.
5. Select text with displayed length value and in Modify panel under Custom Attributes change Length Units to desired. Change decimals precision for the displayed values.

Version Requirement: 
3ds Max 2014+
AttachmentSize
mtape_plus_max2014_v1.0.max760 KB
mtape_plus_max2016_v1.0.max760 KB

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SpannerAt34's picture

Measure in local coordinates

Hi

Is it possible to measure the length of an object after it has been rotated?
I think it needs to use local coordinates rather than world. Is it possible to adjust for this?

My scenario is a conveyor that has been inclined and I need to know the length. The measurement tool works fine when the conveyor is parallel to the X axis/ However, once the conveyor is angled, the measurement reports a shorter length, indicating that it is measuring the horizontal distance of the objects boundary rather than the hypotenuse. The two measurements should be the same as the conveyor has not shrunk in length.

Looking forward to your help.

SpannerAt34's picture

Measuring in local axis

Hi

Very good - thanks

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