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Sketch Dimensions

With Sketch Dimensions, you can quickly add single, string or angle dimensions to any scaled drawing for architecture, interior design, landscape design, industrial design and more!

Plan drawing by Elisa Melarosa. This feature is currently only available on the iPad version of Trace Pro. It is not available on the iPhone version.

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How to Add Dimensions with Sketch Dimensions

One key thing to remember is that just like other layers, your dimension layers are located in the layer toolbar. 

Step 1. Add a Dimension Layer

Tap the Add Dimension Layer button to create a new dimension layer.

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Step 2. Add Single Dimensions

Tap, Tap, Pull! First, select the Single Dimension option on the top. Tap once to set your first point. Tap and drag to set your second point. Then, pull the dimension bar to the desired distance. 

Pro Tip
For dimensioning on an angle, you can get aligned dimensions by pulling perpendicular to your first two points. If you pull up, down, or two the sides, you can get orthographic dimensions.

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Step 3. Add Dimensions Strings

Tap, Tap, Pull, Pull…! First, select the Dimension String option on the top. Tap once to set your first point. Tap and drag to set your second point. Then, pull the dimension bar to the desired distance. Next, pull the yellow circle on the side of the dimension to add more dimensions. When you’re finished, tap "Done" to complete your dimension string. 

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Step 4. Annotate Angular Dimensions 

Tap, Tap, Pull! First, select the Angular Dimension option on the top. Tap once to set your center point. Tap and drag to set your second point, defining one side of your angle. Then, pull the dimension bar to the desired angle.Sketch Dimensions

Step 5. Customize

Tap the Settings button to adjust the precision, style, size, and color of your dimensions.

Pro Tip
There will be more controls to adjust your dimensions soon! 

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Round the dimensions to your desired precision. You can switch to Imperial or Metric units in the Wrench settings.


Pick between hand sketch or digital dimensions. 


Make your dimensions larger or smaller. 

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Tap the Color button to select any color. 

Step 6. Select

To select and delete any dimension, tap the Select button. Then, tap on any dimension to select it. Next, tap the Delete button at the bottom. Lastly, tap the Select button again to exist the section mode. 

Pro Tip
Soon you will be able to edit and modify your dimensions too!

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Step 7. Exit Dimension Layer

Tap the Back button to return to the drawing area. 

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Step 8. Add More Dimensions

Tap on the Layer Actions button and then "Add Dimensions" to add more dimensions to your layer or to delete unwanted dimensions. Alternatively, you can double tap on a dimension layer to edit it. 

Pro Tip
If you change the name of your dimension layer, it will appear on the layer preview. 

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