How can I display volume of any mesh object?

I can display length of an edge, the area of the face, but nothing for volume. Is it possible?


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You can use the Print3D add-on for that. Activate it in user prefs (Ctrl-Alt-U) and it will appear in the Tool Shelf of the 3D View. Top line buttons let you calculate volume and total area.

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    $\begingroup$ For me, the addon was called 3D Print Toolbox and you open it on the absolute left - there are vertical "tabs" Tools, Create, ...., 3D Print Toolbox (look below "File" menu) $\endgroup$
    – jave.web
    Jul 10, 2019 at 17:06
  • $\begingroup$ How does this work in Blender 2.8? I don't see the menu. $\endgroup$ Jan 24, 2020 at 6:56
  • $\begingroup$ Print3D add-on crashes blender in Ubuntu 20.04 (v2.28.7) but works if using v2.93.2 $\endgroup$ Aug 17, 2021 at 0:28

In 2.8 First activate the 3D-Print Toolbox addon: Edit->Preference->Add-ons and search 'print'. Now you can find the toolbox in the sidebar panel (press n if it does not show) Look in the 3D-print tab under statistics.


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