Blender 2.79.

I draw a cube entering the measures manually as scale values.

Then if I select the Ruler/Protractor tool, I see a measure that is the double value against the entered value.


  • $\begingroup$ Read: Why do the measurements seem erroneous $\endgroup$
    – no-can-do
    Commented Aug 18, 2020 at 13:11
  • $\begingroup$ Hello, SteMMo, the comments are on to it. The Object-Mode transforms scale the objedt; the 'vehicle' of the mesh, not the mesh itself. $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Commented Feb 16 at 18:24

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Scales values aren't dimensions. Scale works as a factor of the object's original dimensions.

I.E if you look at the default cube, its scales are 1:1:1, but if you look at its dimensions: 2:2:2.

If you set the scale at 2, the dimensions will be 4:4:4. If you set the sclaes to 0.5, dimensions will be 1:1:1.

  • $\begingroup$ Oh my, you are right but I'm using scales cause I'm not able to find the dimensions values .. $\endgroup$
    – SteMMo
    Commented Aug 18, 2020 at 13:18
  • $\begingroup$ They are displayed in the sidebar, just bellow the scale values if I remember well. $\endgroup$
    – Lauloque
    Commented Aug 19, 2020 at 9:35

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