I just switched from QGIS 3.4.4 to 3.8, and now when I am digitising or editing nodes, the ruler/measuring disappears when I go/click to digitise a shape or edit a node.

I would like to keep my measuring points/markers while i'm digitising/editing.

Is this a setting thing or just part of the update?


I am not sure what ruler/measuring that you are talking about, but it seems you are talking about Advanced Digitizing Toolbar because this is the only tool that I can see measuring or values to enter there.

If you are looking for Advanced Digitizing Toolbar, it exists in both QGIS 3.4 and 3.8 versions, but maybe not shown clearly. Right-click on the toolbars above the canvas and under Toolbars, select Advanced Digitizing Toolbar

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Remember that Advanced Digitizing Toolbar will be ONLY if the data that you are working is projected which means a CRS that uses meter or feet units. If you working with geographic data the toolbar will not be activated and you cannot see the measurements.

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    I think they were talking about the Measure tool in the Attributes toolbar (Measure Line, Measure Area or Measure Angle). It can be useful to measure a distance, and then keep the measurement rubberband on the screen as a guide. Your explanation of the advanced digitizing tools might be a helpful workaround though. – csk Oct 23 '19 at 19:31
  • @csk Thank you for your explanation. I think the OP should clarify his point and add additional information of what exactly he wants. – ahmadhanb Oct 24 '19 at 5:32

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