Dimensioning Cabinets in an Elevation

Reference Number: KB-00927
Last Modified: June 30, 2020

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural


How can I create a detailed elevation view of my cabinets?

Wall Elevation view of kitchen cabinets, appliances and fixtures with dimensions across the top, side and bottom


Create a cabinet elevation by using one of the elevation camera tools and then use manual dimensions.

To create an elevation

  1. Select 3D> Create Camera View> Wall Elevation  , and then click and drag towards your cabinets in your 2D floor plan view to generate an elevation of that wall.

    • In Home Designer Pro, navigate to 3D> Create Orthographic View> Wall Elevation .

    You can also create a Cross Section/Elevation view that will span all floor levels of the plan if you wish. This can be done by navigating to 3D> Create Camera View> Cross Section/Elevation in Home Designer Architectural 2021 and newer, or 3D> Create Orthographic View> Cross Section/Elevation in Home Designer Pro.

  2. To save this wall elevation, select 3D> Save Active Camera  .

To dimension cabinets in an elevation

  1. While in the elevation, navigate to CAD> Dimensions> Manual Dimension  and then click and drag out a dimension line across the cabinets that you want dimensioned.

  2. You can now select the dimension line, and use its Move edit handle to drag it up, down, or off to the side so that it does not directly run through the cabinets.

    Note: By default, you will likely notice that the value of this cabinet dimension is in feet and inches. If you would like to change the format of dimensions to be just inches, please see the "Displaying Dimensions in Inches" resource in the Related Articles section below.

  3. You can also use the Text  tools to add notes in elevations.

  4. If you would prefer to not have colored elevations, you can select View> Color  to turn off the display of color.

    Elevation view with color turned off