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Part 4: Inside Scaled Drawings > Measuring and Dimensioning with Precision

Chapter 16. Measuring and Dimensioning with Precision

Setting Up Measurements in a Diagram421
Positioning Shapes Precisely436
Aligning and Moving Shapes with Guides443
Aligning Shapes to Each Other449
Calculating and Displaying Dimensions453
Displaying Custom Measurements456
Controlling Shapes with Layers460


You take great care to make your drawings accurate, because people and projects depend on it. Yet with all the other tasks that go into detailed technical drawings such as architectural or facilities management plans, you can’t spend all your time measuring shapes. Of course, guesswork doesn’t save you any time in the long run, because accuracy matters.


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