Creating Dimensions in Inches

Reference Number: KB-01018
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

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


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. Select Dimension to highlight it, select the Edit button to open the Dimension Defaults dialog.

    Note: In Home Designer Professional, expand the Dimension category and select Dimensions then click the Edit button.

  3. On Format panel, 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.