To change automatic and manual dimensions to display the same size they will print, change the default Minimum Display Size in Preferences.
Adjust what manually drawn dimensions locate, such as walls, cabinets, fixtures, openings, etc. by modifying the dimension defaults.
Use DISTO Transfer program, which may have come with your DISTO device, to enter values into a Chief Architect drawing.
The display of dimensions is too small when zoomed out. To make the display bigger and easier to read adjust the settings in Preferences.
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.
Select View> Temporary Dimensions if this tool has been toggled off to reenable it. There are some situations where temporary dimensions will not display, such as if the objects are not parallel/perpendicular, or if a manual dimension already exists.
Although dimensions display as you are drawing, you do not need to position walls precisely when you first draw them. Move them into place precisely after they have been drawn using dimensions. Make sure to go in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction around the entire structure until all exterior walls are set correctly in order to ensure you do not accidentally undo your previous changes.
Learn to create or deleting dimensions for your bay, box or bow window using Chief Architect.
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.