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feet inches fractions

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feet inches fractions

I'm sure this has been asked before. How do I display dimensions on a drawing in feet, inches, & fractions?

If I have to modify the part units, ok, but I'd prefer not to.

Actually both solutions would be good.

David Haigh
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Lawrence Livermore National Lab
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feet inches fractions


I asked this not too long ago and I am pretty sure I did a summary.
You'd have to look it up. If not I may have it somewhere.

feet inches fractions

May 7, 2012 4:25PM, Wayne summarized with:

Only one response to this. Thanks Bill Chapman.

Set these options in the config.pro to get dimensions in feet and
inches:

! Use these to dimension in feet inches (5' 3")
USE_MAJOR_UNITS YES
CREATE_FRACTION_DIM YES
DIM_FRACTION_DENOMINATOR 16


Thank you,

Ben H. Loosli
USEC, INC.

feet inches fractions


Thanks Ben! I feel like I have something more. Will have to look.

feet inches fractions

I think the answers given need some clarification. You need settings in both the config.pro and the detail setup file.

Detail Setup options

feet inches fractions

One correction.
The Drawing_units = foot detail setup option is not one you want. It makes the text height, dimension arrows, etc. measured in feet.

David Haigh

feet inches fractions

One last thing, typically when you are showing feet, inches, and fractions, you don't want to show tolerances.

So you should add this to the config.pro
Tol_mode nominal

I'm going to create a new .dtl file and a config file with the options it needs and then create a mapkey to load them when I need them.

David Haigh

feet inches fractions


David,

Its all good! Thanks. I am saving this in my tips folder.

Wayne