Feature: Ruler

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Ruler Enhancement

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The Ruler tool lets you click and drag to measure distances on the table. While you measure, you can choose to show your measurement line with other players so you can discuss what you're measuring, or you can limit the measurement line visibility to just yourself and your GM.
A number of feature enhancements to the ruler for helping largely around rulers for determining Area of Effects for Cones, Rays, Spheres, & Cubes of effects.

The Ruler tool lets you click and drag to measure distances on the table. While you measure, you can choose to show your measurement line with other players so you can discuss what you're measuring, or you can limit the measurement line visibility to just yourself and your GM.


Instructions (How to use it)

Click on the Ruler icon x22px from the Toolbar, then choose from the drop list what ruler function you wish you use.
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Snap to Corner - Measurement starts and ends at the grid corner nearest your cursor. Measurements are given in whole grid units.
Snap to Center - Measurement starts and ends at the center of the grid cell nearest your cursor. Measurements are given in whole grid units.
No Snap - Measurement starts and ends at any point, and measures the exact distance of the line.
Show to others - Shows your measurement to all other players and GM.
Hide from Others - Hides your measurement line from other players. The GM can still see your measurement
This feature adds the following in addition to that default set of options.
Burst - The starting point of the click and drag is the center of the measured location
Blast - The click and drag starting point defines one side of the diameter/edge of the Area of Effect.


as with the basic rule but includes the number of grid units as a measurement as well when the grid is enabled on Map's page settings.

  • Radius - For a circle or sphere area of effect (such as fireball, silence or the link)
  • Cone - For breath weapons, cone of cold, etc 
    • Flat (Triangle) or Rounded (arc segment/"slice of pie/pizza" shaped )
  • Box  - For spells like thunderwave, or effects that work as a cube or square area of effect.
  • Line - This has a width to identify what is in the area of effect of Ray like effects such as Lightning Bolt or Gauss/Rail Gun like penetrating shots.
The Ruler has a "sticky" mode, which will persist the last-drawn ruler to the table, so you can switch tool and do something else without losing your measurement. Press SHIFT while ruler-ing to enable it, or check the box.




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Controls

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  • X - will recall your last measurement line after it has been dismissed
  • Shift - Locks ruler as is (until the next use)
  • Q+ - Activate the Ruler
Q - add a waypoint to your measuring line at the mouse location
1 - Snap to Corner (Measurement starts and ends at the grid corner nearest your cursor. Measurements are given in whole grid units.)
2 - Snap to Center (Measurement starts and ends at the center of the grid cell nearest your cursor. Measurements are given in whole grid units.)
3 - No Snap (Measurement starts and ends at any point, and measures the exact distance of the line.)
S - Show to Others (Shows your measurement to all other players and GM.)
H - Hide from Others (Hides your measurement line from other players. The GM can still see your measurement)
R - use Radius (circle)
C - use Cone
E - use Box
A - use Line


q-w; q-e; q-a;



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