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Blender 2.49 Scripting by Michel J. Anders

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Determining the volume of a mesh

Although Blender is not really a CAD program, many people use it for CAD-like issues such as architectural visualization. Blender is capable of importing many types of files including those of major CAD programs, so including technical models drawn to precise measurements is never a problem.

These CAD programs often offer all kinds of tools to measure the dimensions of (parts of) your model, yet Blender, by its nature, provides very few of those tools. It is possible to inspect the size and location of an object by pressing the N key in the 3D view window. In edit mode you may enable the display of edge lengths, edge angles, and face areas (see the panel Mesh tools more in the editing context (F9) of the Buttons ...

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