So the measure tool in 2.8 seems to be working just fine. I only mention this because I’d been told that blender wasn’t good for accuracy because the measure tools ‘just aren’t there yet’, but it seems to do the job (for me anyway).
I particularly like that you can snap the measure points to faces (and edges?). This is great. But I’ll come back to this.
Except… it’s only visible when you’re -using- the measure tool. So you measure a distance that you want an object to be, then you click on the ‘move’ tool to move the object… and the measure line vanishes. So you have to keep clicking back and forth between Move and Measure.
This seems… wrong. Like completely pointless?
What I would -like- to happen, is to snap the measure tool to two edges (this part works), then select and object and the move tool, and move one object -with the measuring tool still showing the ruler-.
Bonus points if the measuring tool stays snapped to the objects AS YOU MOVE THEM, so the distance is updated in real time.
This seems… relatively simple? If this doesn’t exist, I’m surprised that noone has done it in all the years of blenders existence.
Any thoughts? What am I doing wrong? Or is there a 3rd party tool I should be using instead?