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 Dimension


Add dimension line shapes that calculate and display linear and angular dimensions

See the shapes on the Dimensioning—Architectural stencil in the Visio Extras folder. For details, see "Calculating and Displaying Dimensions". ...

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