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Adding a Linear Dimension

The Linear Dimension object can be used to display measurements on the Plan view. Like other Plan view objects, linear dimensions do not appear in the Perspective view or during Realtime Walkthroughs. If you wish to add dimensions that appear in both the Plan and Perspective views, see Adding a 3D Dimension.

To add a dimension to the plan view:

1.   Click the Plan tab to switch to the Plan view.

2.   Click the Add Linear Dimension button that is found near the top of the screen under the Plan Detail tab.

3.   Click an area of your landscape design to place the starting point of the dimension.

4.   Click another area of your landscape design to place the ending point of the dimension. If you would like to input the distance and angle manually, place the starting point and then press the Enter key.

5.   Move your mouse to raise or lower the dimension line, and then click the left mouse button.

The picture below illustrates some of the dimension styles that can be added to your landscape designs.

landscape plan dimensions

Tips:

      Once the dimension is added to your design it can be edited as needed. See Editing Points for more information.

      All plan detail objects can only be added and viewed in the Plan view, unlike other objects that are compatible with all views. See Adding Plan Detail for more information.

See also:

Linear Dimension Properties
Adding Plan Detail
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Selecting Points
Editing Objects
Editing Points
Saving and Loading Shapes