Displaying Dimensions in Inches

Reference Number: KB-01018
Last Modified: May 24, 2022

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or HomeDesigner Suite


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 display dimensions in feet and inches, feet, or just inches.

To access the Dimension Defaults

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

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

    In Home Designer Pro 2021 and prior versions, expand the Dimension category, select Dimensions, then click the Edit button.

    Selecting the Dimension category and then clicking the Edit button in the Default Settings dialog

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

    In Home Designer 2023 and newer versions, various fractional styles are also available, including horizontal, diagonal, and vertical.

    Dimension Defaults dialog on the Format changing the Units to Inches

  4. Click OK and Done to confirm the change and close the dialogs.