How can I work with a drawing that has both metric and imperial measurements?

First, setup your project for the units you want (inches or mm). Then, when you are provided a measurement using the other units, you can use the program's ability to evaluate mathematical expressions in the data input boxes to quickly convert the measurement to the needed units.

  • To input a measurement given in inches to its metric equivalent, you would enter the inch value in the data input box, followed by '*m=' (without the quotes). For example, to enter 3 inches in mm, in the data input box you would type '3*m=', again without the quotes. As soon as you press the '=' key, the input value will change to the metric equivalent of 76.2 mm.

  • To input a measurement given in mm to its imperial equivalent, enter the mm value in the data input box followed by '*i=' (without the quotes). For example, to enter 130 mm in inches you would type '130*i=' in the data input box, again without the quotes. As soon as the '=' key is pressed, the input value will change to the imperial equivalent of 5.1181 inches.