QuickScale Tips

Switch between square (area) and linear (perimeter) measurements

Any area can be represented as either a squared unit of measure or a linear unit. In other words, you can toggle between area or perimeter measurements via the Dimensions pane.

Just select the item's 'Units' entry in the Dimensions pane and, if it's an area, you'll be able to change from, for example, square metres to metres:

Toggling linear and area measurements