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Visio - Show Shape Size or Dimensions

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

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Display measurements on the diagram

  1. Select More Shapes > Visio Extras > Dimensioning-Architectural.

  2. Drag a dimension shape onto the drawing page, and place it near the shape you want to measure.

  3. Glue the ends of the dimension shape to the points you want to measure.

  4. Drag the yellow circle on the dimension text to move the text, or select Home > Text Blockand drag the text or the text handle.

Change the measurement units

  1. Right-click the dimension shape, and select Precision & Units.

  2. Choose a different unit, and select OK.

Change the size of a shape

  1. Select View > Task Panes > Size & Position.

  2. Select a shape.

  3. Enter new values for Width or Height.

  4. Select a blank area of the drawing page to make the change.

Want more?

Show size or dimensions of shapes in Visio

Specify dimensions by using the Size & Position window

If you have any questions, come by the Help Desk at Hardman & Jacobs Undergraduate Learning Center Room 105, call 646-1840, or email us at

Keywords:visio show shape size dimension scale drawing professional diagram office 365   Doc ID:79362
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-17 11:47 MDTUpdated:2018-05-24 10:31 MDT
Sites:New Mexico State University
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