• To create a professional document, entities need to be arranged and sized just right. To help you do that, LayOut includes several tools and features, including a grid, inference cues, and an Arrange menu. When you select an entity, its bounding box has tools for moving, rotating, and scaling the entity, or you can use the keyboard or the Measurements box to enter precise changes. See the following sections for details about nudging your entities into the right position.

  • When you need to label a distance or angle in your LayOut document, check out LayOut’s Linear Dimension () and Angular Dimension () tools. In the following figure, you see an example of a linear and an angular dimension.

  • With LayOut’s Label tool (), you create a label entity with a text box, a line (technically called a leader), and an arrow or endpoint that points to a specific item in the drawing area. The following figure illustrates a few ways you can customize labels: