Draft Snap Dimensions

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Draft Snap Dimensions

Menu location
Draft, Arch
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Draft Snap, Draft Snap Lock, Draft SelectPlane


The Draft Snap Dimensions option shows temporary X and Y dimensions. They display the X and Y distance between the cursor and the previous point in the working plane coordinate system. The dimensions are created on the working plane.

Temporary dimensions show the position of the cursor


For general information about snapping see Draft Snap.

  1. Optionally change the working plane.
  2. Make sure snapping is enabled. See Draft Snap Lock.
  3. If Draft Snap Dimensions is not active do one of the following:
    • Press the button in the Draft snap toolbar.
    • Press the button in the Draft snap widget.
  4. Choose a Draft or Arch command to create your geometry.
  5. Note that you can also change snap options while a command is active.
  6. Pick a first point. This snap option requires a previous point.
  7. As you move the cursor around temporary dimensions are displayed.


See Draft Snap.