Setting Up Measurements in a Diagram

What’s especially nice about Visio 2007 is that it can do much of the measuring and dimensioning work for you. Tools such as the dynamic grid and shape extension lines make it quick to position shapes exactly, and smart dimension line shapes automatically display measurements. In addition, if you start a diagram using one of Visio 2007’s built-in templates, issues of drawing scale and measurement are already taken care of. For example, the Office Layout template sets up the diagram so that 1/2 inch (in.) on the drawing page represents 1 foot (ft.) in the real world, a standard architectural drawing scale (see Figure 16-1). You can print the drawing page on ordinary paper, but when you view it on the screen, ...

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