1 Changing what Manual Dimensions Locate

Adjust what manually drawn dimensions locate, such as walls, cabinets, fixtures, openings, etc. by modifying the dimension defaults.

2 Configuring a Leica DISTO Device to Work with Chief Architect Software

Use DISTO Transfer program, which may have come with your DISTO device, to enter values into a Chief Architect drawing.

3 Controlling the Size of Dimension Numbers On-screen

The display of dimensions is too small when zoomed out. To make the display bigger and easier to read adjust the settings in Preferences.

4 Dimensions Print Smaller than they appear on Screen

To change automatic and manual dimensions to display the same size they will print, change the default Minimum Display Size in Preferences.

5 Displaying Both Metric and Imperial Units on a Dimension Line

Having both the imperial, and metric, units for a dimension line display is a task easy to accomplish using the Primary and Secondary format options.

6 Enabling Temporary Dimensions

If you are not able to see temporary dimensions when drawing, the Temporary Dimensions feature may have been toggled off by accident.

7 How to Have Auto Exterior Dimensions Locate Deck Railings

By default in Chief Architect, Railings and Deck Railings have No Locate checked. You can change this for every railing or through your Default Settings.

8 Moving Walls Using Dimensions

Although dimensions display as you are drawing, you do not need to position walls precisely when you first draw them: they can be moved into place at any time.

9 Toggling Dimensions on a Bay, Box or Bow Window

Learn to create or deleting dimensions for your bay, box or bow window using Chief Architect.