Solved

# Visio 2010 - Dimension Object

Posted on 2011-05-10
856 Views
I have a imported cad floor plan for our campus.  I am drawing the new fiber paths on the plan using the built in optical fiber shape.  When i place the fiber line on the print and i click on it I can see the length in the bottom right as it is calculated based on the scale of the drawing.  It is the correct length and all seems well until I try to figure out how to get the calculated length to print on the print automatically.  I know that I can add a text box and manually type the shown length but each time I add or change something I do not want to have to redo the labels.  Since it knows the length I should be able to label this line automatically.
0
Question by:wds690
1 Comment

LVL 11

Accepted Solution

You can insert a field that shows the length of the shape.

1. Go to Insert > Field.
2, In the dialog, choose Custom formula.
3. In the text box at the bottom, enter the formula: =FORMAT(Width,"0.00u")

The text of your shape should show the length of the shape, to two decimal places, with abbreviated units.
0

## Featured Post

Have you ever created a custom Visio stencil – a collection of your own unique master shapes – and then created a drawing by dragging masters onto the drawing page? Have you then made changes to the stencil master and wondered why the shapes on the …
David Parker’s latest book, Microsoft Visio 2010: Business Process Diagramming and Validation, will give you the tools to turn flowcharts and other business diagrams into valuable, data-driven corporate assets. Armed with the knowledge you’ll gain f…
Migrating to Microsoft Office 365 is becoming increasingly popular for organizations both large and small. If you have made the leap to Microsoft’s cloud platform, you know that you will need to create a corporate email signature for your Office 365…
In this sixth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFtoPNG utility, which converts a multi-page PDF file to separate color, grayscale, or monochrome PNG files, creating one PNG file for each page in the PDF. It does this via a c…