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Using Automatic Dimensions

It is important to create accurately sized objects when creating a realistic landscape design. To assist you in creating shapes the exact size needed, Automatic Dimensions can be enabled. When Automatic Dimensions are enabled, the distance between points will be shown whenever you add or edit the points of an object.

To toggle automatic dimensions on or off: Select Settings and Show Auto Dimensions, or press Ctrl + D on your keyboard.

The picture below shows an example of a bay window being edited. Notice how Automatic Dimensions are enabled and the distances between points are displayed.

bay window design dimensions

Tips:

      When Automatic Dimensions are enabled, they will only appear while editing points. If you wish to add persistent dimensions to your design, see Adding a Linear Dimension.

See also:

Adding a Lot Boundary
Editing Points