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I want to know the width of an edge. So I tried to use the measurement tool and select two vertices. But to my surprise, it did not snap. Why doesn't the measurement tool snap to the vertices when I enable the snapping to vertices option?

See also: https://youtu.be/aIFSPqxgq0s

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Hold Ctrl to enable snapping.
The Measure tool only snaps to vertices and edges.

Notice the bottom status bar gives you all available commands enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ snapping is already on why should I have to hold control? $\endgroup$
    – Unknow0059
    Jan 12 at 8:43
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    $\begingroup$ Hi @Unknow0059 :). In earlier versions (this post is 3 years old) mesaure tool did not snap unless you held 'Ctrl'. It does now, so this answer is obsolete for current versions :). $\endgroup$ Jan 12 at 9:10
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You may have encountered a known Blender bug. You cannot snap to INTERNAL points, even if you can see them with X-Ray or by hiding part of the object.

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In addition to the answers provided, you can also easily see the length of an edge if you tick Edge Length at the bottom of the Overlays list. Then select the edge to see its length.

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