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Acceptable input formats

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06-03-2011 04:50 AM

2006 mechanical user. When I open a new drawing I cannot input dimensions with any apostrophes or quote marks to signify feet or inches. It doesnt recognize that as an acceptable input. How can I change it?


I have used other peoples cad files where I am able to insert dimensions in multiple formats. For example, for 1 foot 3 inches I could enter [1], [5], [Enter] or [1], [5], ["]. or [1], ['], [SPACE], [3], [Enter].  Where can I change this?

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Re: Acceptable input formats

06-03-2011 06:24 AM in reply to: cuts4cash

This place is for plain Autocad.

Looks like your drawing units is not setting for Architectural, it's in Decimal, or Engineering.....

Type in UNITS and change it.

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Re: Acceptable input formats

06-03-2011 08:30 AM in reply to: Patchy

Wow. Thanks. I can't believe it was that easy.

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