Contour mangement as illustrator
It would be awesome if the size of the shape doesn't matter of the size of the contour. For example, if i draw a 10x10cm square in illustrator, the size is the same with 0pt contour or 20pt contour.
Bur in Indesign, the size is 10x10cm only if there is a1pt contour, and 10,7x10,7 if there is a 20pt contour. It is very disturbing when you have to create a cutting shape.
David T. Macpherson commented
If by “contour” you mean stroke, try unchecking “Dimensions Include Stroke Weight” in the Transform panel menu. That should base all measurements on the path itself, ignoring the thickness of strokes.