I'm fairly new to Blender. I know there is the "Transform" section in the Object menu of the Properties tab, which contains Location/Rotation/Scale of a selected object. What I'd like to know is if there is way to tell the height (Z) of an object, or just the selected face?


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In Blender 2.5 and later, select the face or edge you want to measure in Edit Mode, and turn on the Properties shelf by pressing 'N'. In here, scroll to Mesh Display > Numerics. You can select to display the edge length and the face area of the faces.

To get the size of an entire object, the Properties shelf in Object Mode will list the X, Y and Z dimensions. It's right in the Transform section.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Thank you! I like how I can keep the edge length "always-on" in the 3D View :) \$\endgroup\$
    – Snailer
    Commented Oct 10, 2011 at 18:31
  • \$\begingroup\$ This has been broken in 2.8 - there is now a dropdown to enable this next to the 'Overlays' button (good luck finding it I have no idea how to describe it) but all dimensions are rounded to nearest integer in the display !@#! \$\endgroup\$
    – norlesh
    Commented Feb 4, 2020 at 15:40

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