Dimension Tool


I really enjoy the Dimension tool, but I need to know if there is a way
to calm it down a bit. I generally use feet and inches, so I have it set
for “no fractions”. (Many times I am at 1" = 20’, for example.)

As such, my dimensions are usually in even numbers of feet – rarely feet and
some inches. What I cannot accomplish is getting the Dimension tool to stop at,
say, exactly 12’. I usually get either 11’ 11" or 12’ 3". I can get to that elusive 12’
but only when blowing up the drawing to 800%. Unfortunately, at 800% I cannot
read the dimension as the number portion of the line is off the screen.

I am using an 800 DPI optical mouse (Logitech, MX-700) so mouse optical scanning
quality should not be the issue.

Is there any way to address this? I could not locate this in the manual or forums.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Randy B.

Assuming your drawing is in the same units as your dimensions you can just set the length of the dimension line numerically in the geometry inspector (Window > Geometry). You’ll have to open the full inspector using the disclosure triangle in the lower right corner. The length field is a triangle between two vertical lines (in mathematical terms the magnitude of the delta values).

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