You can adjust the dimension options of any object by clicking on Dimensions in the Design tab.
You can choose to display the dimensions of your walls and objects: never, when selected, or always.
Showing Dimensions for Connecting Line or Wall Segments
You have three different options when displaying the length of wall segments or multiple connected polygon lines.
Total Length of Line
Displaying the total length of the line will add the width of each line segment and display the total.
Measure the Distance Between End Points
Instead of displaying the total length of all line segments, you can also measure and display the distance between end points.
Display the Length of Each Segment
You can also choose to show the length of each segment individually instead of the total.
This section lets you set preferences about other display options related to dimensions.
Showing Extension Lines
Extension lines show the length of wall segments offset from the wall itself so they're easier to read.
Click on "Extension Lines" under the Display Options of the Dimensions dialog.
Showing Fractions of Inches
By default, most wall lengths only show feet and inches. If you want to display a more precise measurement, you can turn on "Display fractions of inches" under the Display Options of the Dimensions dialog. For example, a wall that was previously rounded up to be 8 feet and 6 inches will now show as 8 feet and 5 3/4 inches.
Showing and Setting Angles Between Walls
To see the angles between walls in your drawing area select the "Line Angles" box under the Display Options of the Dimensions dialog.
To change any specific angle, click to select it and type in the new degree value. Any connected walls will adjust accordingly.
Set How Wall Distance is Measured
The Dimensions dialog lets you change how wall distance is measured from Interior or Exterior using the options under Measure Wall.
Showing the Area of a Room or Shape
To see the area of a shape choose "Of the shape" in the Show Area section.