The linear, horizontal distance, and vertical distance dimension tools can be used to add a dimension line to a floor plan or other image and scale that image based on an entered value. Once scaled, the opacity can be changed to perform tracing on the floor plan image.
The step-by-step example is shown below:
Step 1: Insert the Floor Plan Image into the Drawing
To insert the floor plan image into your drawing, press on the File Menu. Then press to select one of the provided Insert options.
The floor plan image has been inserted into the drawing and is shown below:
Note: For step-by-step instructions, please see: Inserting Images into Drawings
Step 2: Draw a Dimension Line
Next, draw a dimension line within the drawing. For this example, the Linear Dimension Tool will be used.
Tap within the Drawing Toolbar to select the Linear Dimension Tool
Next, draw a dimension line below the floor plan image.
Step 3: Disable the “Snap to Grid” Option
This option will need to be disbled so that the connection points for the dimension line can be dragged to a desired location within the floor plan image.
To disable, press on the View Menu and then press on the Snapping Submenu.
Next tap on the Snap to Grid toggle slider to disable the option.
Step 4: Drag the Connection Points to a Specific Location within the Floor Plan
After the Snap to Grid option has been disabled, you will be able to drag each connection point on the dimension line to a desired location within the floor plan.
For the first connection point, enable the Function Key Feature and perform a touch and drag action to move it to a desired location on the floor plan.
For the second connnection point, enable the Function Key Feature and perform a touch and drag action to move it to a desired location on the floor plan.
Tip: You can zoom in on a specific location within the floor plan to be more precise when changing the dimension line connection point locations.
Step 5: Use the Scale Attached Option
The Scale Attached option can be used to scale the drawing based on an entered scale value (e.g., 10 ft).
Press on the Modify Menu and then press on the Scale Attached… option.
Next, enter a new Length value. For this example, “16 ft” will be entered.
The image will scale based on the entered length value.
Step 6: Change the Dimension Line Font Size
Select the Dimension Line and then touch and drag on the bounds handle to drag the handle downward.
Increase the font size so that the dimension information is viewable for the location the dimension line represents.
After the font size has been changed, the dimension information will be more visible, as shown below:
Step 7: Change the Opacity for Tracing
Next, press on the Shadow and Opacity Tab.
Touch and drag on the opacity slider or use the + and - buttons to make changes to the opacity value.
The image will appear as shown below:
The floor plan can optionally be lined up to specific points on the gridline, as shwown in the image below:
Once finished, zoom out to see the entire floor plan and perform any needed tracing activities.