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Inventor 2012 Changing Inches to mm

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09-12-2011 11:07 PM

I know this has been asked before but I am not familiar with Inventor too well and I would love step by step Instructions on how to Change the defualt inches input to mm. I have the student version  of Inventor 2012 Pro, if this helps you answer.


I would appreciate any answers. 


Thanks in advance

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Re: Inventor 2012 Changing Inches to mm

09-13-2011 12:11 AM in reply to: chris_96

When you try to import your file (suppose it is created by other CAD software) into Inventor, select the file and click Options... button in Open dialog, then go to Units group, click the dropdown and select millimeter. See attached image.




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Re: Inventor 2012 Changing Inches to mm

09-13-2011 04:11 AM in reply to: chris_96

Start a Standard(mm).ipt file and Save as Template overriding your default template.
Go to Tools>Document Properties>Units and change to mm and Save As Template overriding your default template.
in Windows Explorer overright the Default templates with the metric templates changing the names to the default names.

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