How to Create Dimensions in Inches

Reference Number: KB-01018 Last Updated: 03-03-2015 11:38 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials or Home Designer Landscape & Deck


I would like to create dimension lines that display only in inches.  How can I accomplish this?


In Home Designer, you have the ability to set your Dimension Defaults to draw new dimensions in inches only, or you can edit an existing dimension line so that it displays in inches.

To access the Dimension Defaults

  1. Select Edit> Default Settings  to display the Default Settings dialog.

  2. Click on Manual Dimension to highlight it, then select the Edit button to open the Manual Dimension Defaults dialog.

  3. On the Format tab, use the Units drop down menu to select " to have all subsequently created manual dimensions show inches only (example: 37" instead of 3'-1").


  4. Click OK to apply the change.