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DUAL DIMENSION 1 DIM ONLY

TWATSONBTU
3-Visitor

DUAL DIMENSION 1 DIM ONLY

I want to turn dual dim on but only for certain dims on a drawing. I found directions to turn them on for the whole drawing but i only want them for one maybe 2 dims in my drawing how do i do that?

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BenLoosli
23-Emerald II
(To:TWATSONBTU)

ANSI standards dictate that if you have dual dimensioning on any single print in the package then it's required on all sheets - unfortunately. PTC follows ANSI standards.

 

See this thread where that text was taken from for more comments.

https://community.ptc.com/t5/Detailing-MBD-MBE/mm-dimensions-in-drawings/m-p/235075

There's no way to turn on dual dims for a specific dimension, but if you desperately need to have the alternate units on a dimension, you could calculate the values using a parameter, then add the calculated values to the dimension by editing the dimension text. For example, say I've got a dimension D1 in inches, and I also want it in millimeters. I can calculate the mm value as something like:

D1mm = D1 * 25.4

Then, in the text of my dimension, I can cause the calculated mm value to show by making it look like:

@D
[&D1mm]
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