In the Bay/Bow/Box Window Specification dialog, on the Options panel, uncheck the box beside Display Standard Dimensions, then click OK.
Both imperial and metric units can be displayed for dimensions by utilizing 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 to each other.
By default in Chief Architect, Railings and Deck Railings have No Locate checked. You can change this for individual railings, or change your Default Settings.
Adjust what dimensions locate, such as walls, cabinets, fixtures, openings, etc, by modifying the dimension defaults.
The display of dimensions is too small when zoomed out. To make the display bigger and easier to read adjust the settings in Preferences.
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.
Default/Annotation Sets include defaults for: manually-drawn Dimensions, Text, Revision Clouds, Callouts, Markers, Notes, Arrows, the Layer Set, as well as the Current CAD Layer. Multiple Default/Annotation Sets can be saved in any plan, each for a specific purpose, and you can quickly switch from one set to another by utilizing Saved Plan Views.
Use a supported DISTO™ measuring device to enter real world measurements into a Chief Architect plan file.