Video: Show shape size or dimensions

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Use dimension shapes in your Visio Professional diagrams to reflect the size of a shape in a scaled drawing.

Display measurements on the diagram

  1. Click More Shapes > Visio Extras > Dimensioning-Architectural.
  1. Drag a dimension shape onto the drawing page, and leave it beside the shape you want to measure.
  1. Glue the ends of the dimension shape to the points you want to measure.
  1. Drag the yellow circle on the dimension text to shift the text, or pick Home > Text Block and drag the text or the text handle.

Change the measurement units

  1. Right-click the dimension shape, and press Precision & Units.
  1. Select a different unit, and pick OK.

Change the size of a shape

  1. Press View > Task Panes > Size & Position.
  1. Click a shape.
  1. Type in new values for Width or Height.
  1. Choose a blank area of the drawing page to set the change.

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Show size or dimensions of shapes in Visio

Specify dimensions by using the Size & Position window

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