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Chapter 18. Laying Out Floor and Site Pl... > Adding Dimensions to Floor and Site ...

Adding Dimensions to Floor and Site Plans

In a floor plan or a site plan, you often need to refer to the specific measurements of furniture, walls, paths, or other objects. Although shape dimensions appear in the Size & Position window while you work in Visio, you can easily add dimension lines that display measurements dynamically as you reposition and size shapes. Table 18-2 summarizes shapes and techniques you can use to display measurements.

Table 18-2. Techniques for Adding Dimensions to Plans
Type of DimensionTechnique
Add dimension line shapes that calculate and display linear and angular dimensionsSee the shapes on the Dimensioning—Architectural stencil in the Visio Extras folder. For details, see “Calculating and Displaying Dimensions,” page 453.
Display the dimensions of a shape within the shape itselfAdd a geometry field to the shape’s text block with the Field command on the Insert menu. For details, see “Displaying Custom Measurements,” page 456.
Label a room and display its dimensionsDrag the Room Measurements shape (see Figure 18-28) from the Walls, Doors And Windows or Walls, Shell And Structure stencil into a room.



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