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No matter what I select or where I look I can't find the ruler anywhere. I'm using Blender 2.74, what am I doing wrong?

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Open the toolbar in the 3D Viewport using T. Navigate to the Grease Pencil section and click the 'Ruler/Protractor' button. You can now click and drag in the 3D Viewport to create a ruler and or protractor measurement.

Ruler GIF

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    $\begingroup$ how to save this ? $\endgroup$ – haidarvm May 11 '18 at 9:29
  • $\begingroup$ @haidarvm how to save what . . ? $\endgroup$ – VRM May 11 '18 at 13:37
  • $\begingroup$ save the ruler so we can modiefied or render it ? $\endgroup$ – haidarvm May 13 '18 at 1:38
  • $\begingroup$ @haidarvm You can't turn it into a mesh or curve object as far as I am aware. You might be able to with some scripts $\endgroup$ – VRM May 13 '18 at 2:52
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For those landing here after Blender 2.8 release: shift + spacebar + m. Or:

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Plus: nice video (not mine) introducing how to use it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZECjQS5yVo

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