Chief Architect Help Database - Article Number: 89
How to Enable Temporary DimensionsThe information in this article applies to:
- Chief Architect X5
- Chief Architect X4
- Chief Architect X3
- Chief Architect X2
I used to be able to select a wall, door or window, cabinet or other object and see a temporary dimension that I could use to precisely position the object. Now I don't seem to have those when the object is selected. How can I turn my temporary dimensions back on?
Temporary dimensions can be toggled on and off as necessary. Sometimes though they may get turned off by accident.
To toggle temporary dimensions back on
- Select CAD> Dimension> Display Temporary Dimensions .
- If there is a checkmark next to it, this feature is enabled. This toggle affects all views and is saved between launches of Chief Architect.
- As with other dimension lines, Temporary Dimensions only locate objects that are parallel or nearly parallel to one another. They will also locate the endpoints of CAD lines and the corners of objects located past the end of the selected edge, within 4 feet (1200 mm) of the point where you click to select the object.
- A temporary dimension will not display when an object is selected if a manually drawn dimension line is already present that shows the same information.
Last updated on: Feb 19, 2013