I know nothing about CAD but want to use it for my new CNC machine. I am going to hire someone eventually but in the mean time just fooling around.
I imported a step file of an object from this site into Rhino Cad but for the life of me cannot figure out what it's dimensions are? Please no rocks and bottles!
There should be a measure option inside Rhino cad where you can check how big it is.
That will be my first answer here, English is not my first language. Said this I will try to help you.
There is a grid in the background that can help you to figure that. You can choose how that grid is used: Inches, meters, millimeters... etc.
You can use the different command that Rhino has for measures: "_Dim, _Pause, _DimAligned, _DimRotated"...etc
It will be easier if you use the snap help to pick the points that you need to measure: "End, near, point, etc..."
If you import the file in a template the grid in the back can be any of the options, metric or imperial, or one prepared for you.
I hope that this will be clear enough.
Hi, in Rhino you can use the option " boundingbox" to late rhino put a box to the maximal size of your object. Then with the option dimension you can mesure the bounding box.
You can of course use the dimension option en just click the part that you want to mesure !
as fred said, you can use the dimension command, i use version 4.0, and in it, there is a button on the top bar that calls the command,m or you can just type "dimension" in and press enter and that will give you the distance between two points as text on your drawing.
I would go to Analyze on the top , next to the tools, and choose distance , make sure Osnap is on ( Mid, End, Quad and etc...) then click from end to end. Also you have the obtion to change the unit, from mm. to inches or others.
Use your Help file and do the Tutorials. It does take long, but it is the best way to learn the rite way from the beginning.
Do a screen shot by pressing these buttons in brackets "Ctrl" and "PrtScrn" at the same time. Open windows Paint program and paste.
Hope it helped.
You could also try the distance comand. If you have the project snap selected you will measure in the same plane. You wil want to select either top front or right view when selecting your points