Adjusting the Font Size of Text

Reference Number: KB-00183
Last Modified: July 16, 2021

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


How do I change the size of the font used for my text?


In word programs, font size is measured in points which measure 1/72." In drafting programs such as Chief Architect, text character height is specified in plan inches.

To specify the font size of text

  1. Using the Select Objects  tool, click on text object to select it, then click the Open Object edit tool to open the Rich Text Specification or Text Specification dialog.

    You can also adjust the font size of text in the Default Settings. To do so, navigate to Edit> Default Settings, expand the Text, Callouts, and Markers category, click on either the Text or Rich Text option, then click Edit. In the Saved Defaults dialog that appears next, select a default from the list, then click Edit.

  2. Adjust the Character Height value to your liking:

    • For Rich Text, highlight the text in the dialog that you want to adjust the size of, then change the Character Height value.

      In this example, we have specified the Character Height to be 6".

      Highlight the text you want to modify when in the Rich Text Specification

    • For standard Text, navigate to the Text Style panel and either choose a Text Style to use, or select the Use Custom Text Style radio button to change the Character Height for this single Text object.

      In this example, we have selected the Use Custom Text Style option and specified the Character Height to be 3".

      Text Style panel opf the Text Specification dialog

    • To determine the height in drawing units that is needed to produce text of a specific size when printed, use the Print Size Calculator. This can be accessed by selecting the Print Size button for Rich Text or the Scale button next to the Character Height field for standard Text.

  3. Once all desired changes have been made, click OK.