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When I try to move a selected object by clicking on a dimension line, a Warning message sometimes tells me:
"This is not a valid measurement. The object will not be moved."
What does this mean?
To move a selected object using a dimension, click on a dimension line and then type a new value into the inline dimension text editor. Only three types of characters are allowed:
If you type a character that does not fall into one of these categories, the Warning message will display. Click OK to close the message box, then click on the object and try again.
A complete list of unit indicators available for use can be found on the Unit Conversions panel of the Preferences dialog (Edit> Preferences from the menu on a PC or Chief Architect> Preferences on a Mac).
If you choose to use a unit indicator, it should be added after the numerals. If you do not use a unit indicator, inches will be used in Imperial files and millimeters will be used in metric files.
Here are some characters to avoid: