This patch moves the ruler to the tools tab of the 3dview toolbar instead of the Grease pencil tab
Julian Eisel (Severin) Joshua Leung (aligorith)
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- T49334: Move Interactive ruler out of grease pencil
There is a typo here :)
Codestyle, this should be col.operator("gpencil.convert", text="Convert to Path").type = 'PATH'
Couple of issues here:
Ruler/Protractor use is not easy.
You may change a ruler into a protractor while you just want to select it between several to copy its value.
You can't display some rulers/protractors and hide other ones.
Like Grease Pencil, it will benefit to become an object in 2.8.
With such design, Grease Pencil Tools tab could become a Ruler Tools tab according to selected object.
With an edit mode, we could parent a start or an end of ruler to vertex of a moving object and see a value updated during an animation.
There is an opportunity to add a room for useful cotattions and measurements instead of current quick checking tool.
The panel is for object tools, not general tools like the ruler.
I cannot think of an area of Blender where these two exist together. So we could create a new panel but that is strange because I do not think there is anything else we could move to this panel.
So suggestions would be helpful, however, I guess IMO we should close this, and use either T49334 or create a new task and fix this in 2.8