Calculating and Displaying Dimensions

Often, it’s not enough that your shapes are precisely the right size. To communicate clearly with your audience, and to provide accessible reference points, you might need to show the dimensions of shapes in a drawing, especially if you’re creating engineering or architectural drawings. You can display the dimensions using dimension lines or geometry fields. Using either of these methods, Visio 2007 calculates and displays shape dimensions, updating the information when you resize or otherwise change a shape. In addition, Visio Professional 2007 includes a handy tool that calculates the total area and total perimeter of any shape for you.

Using Dimension Lines to Show Size

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