9 ft and 3500mm Measuring Stick jpg

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  • #13432
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Found my old Measuring Stick jpgs.

    One is set for up to  9 FT measurements , the other for 3500mm (or just over 11′. )  I should make a taller FT one.

    1. Import the jpg to your materials folder.

    2. Create  ‘stick’ from columns. The FT one is 4.5″ x 4.5″ x 9′.  Equivalent for Metric except at 3500mm.

    3. Assign the image to the ‘stick’. In materials Mapping  option, set the dimensions to match your stick. Then it takes about 50 clicks on the ‘right’ Position arrow to shift the image so the division lines are on the edges of the stick all the way around.

    By default it will set on top of floor , so you can measure up to most any point. If you need more height, elevate the stick and add height elevated to the measurement.

    The FT image is divided into FT with additional divisions in inches.  Long mid line is 6″ for FT and 5mm for Metric.

    Jack

    zimmerdesign.com

     

    • This topic was modified 9 months ago by Jkzimmjkzimm.
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    #13437
    Conweconwe
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    Hey Jack,

    That is cool, I like it!

    Conrad

    #13448
    Jkzimmjkzimm
    Participant

    Hi Conrad,

    Old time Transit Rod is where the idea came from.

    When inserting Members you can adjust where they are measured to in the Details tab.

    To make navigation a bit easier, create Section at the area you want to measure with the Stick.

    Switch to Rendered Outline to see materials and Stick dimensions.

    By using a Section, when you move in out, up down, around, you are always dead on level with the Sticks dimension reading.

     

    Jack

    zimmerdesign.com

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    #13453
    Conweconwe
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    Hey Jack,

    I love the tip of working in a section, was not aware of that option. That will work great for putting in shelves and decorations. And especially putting in beams or flr. jsts. like you’re showing there.

    Thanks

    Conrad

    #13456
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Heres another use Conrad.

    When you slope the terrian , some Landscape items fall on terrian but are not pitched to slope, members are also not following the slope. Of course some items fall on location setting , independent of terrian.

    So you can use the Measuring stick to figure how high to raise / lower and how much to pitch,

    This example uses a Deck Table but a car on a pitched drive is a better example. Raise one point of the object to grade height, pitch it to made slope.

    First picture shows Pitch of one foot on left side of pad, shows table level and member level and two columns the Red one raised base on Stick dim.

    Second image shows I need to raise table 1′ 6″ and in Properties make X Axis 3 deg pitch. (I write that down for the Member pitch)

    Third image shows I have member to level of 2′ , I enter the 3 degree tilt, it drops down 2′ to level, below the grade so I elevate 2 ft to get it up to 2′ above grade.

    Fourth Picture shows the right click / adjust to plane, switch to degrees enter minus -3 degrees, it is level and need to be raise 2 ft to match grade and another 2′ to match original stick height or Elev 4 ft.

     

    thats all.

     

    Jack

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    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    This image using a Car and Member for retaining wall shows how easy it is to accurately get an object to proper height and pitch it to grade.

    The terrian has a 5 ft slope UP to the right.

    By simply measuring back of SUV to grade and a member used for a retaining wall to grade, all you have to do after Elevating them is to adjust their ‘pitch’ using degree.

    Jack

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    #13477
    Conweconwe
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    Hey Jack,

    Thank-you very much i find this very interesting. I always enjoy hearing you and Merv’s tip and tricks that you picked up over the years. It is very helpful to this 26 yr. old that is still trying to figure every thing out.

    Thanks again

    Conrad

    • This reply was modified 9 months ago by Conweconwe.
    #13484
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Your Welcome Conrad….  and to give you encouragement, I didn’t even get a computer and work in 3D until I was 52,,,,,  yikes.  And I also learned tricks from forums like this and much more talented people than me..

     

    Jack

    #13487
    SDSSDS
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    Hey Jack,

    Thank-you very much i find this very interesting. I always enjoy hearing you and Merv’s tip and tricks that you picked up over the years. It is very helpful to this 26 yr. old that is still trying to figure every thing out.

    Thanks again

    Conrad

    I second this emotion 🙂

    Thanks for your time guys!

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