AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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dougy_8505
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in school and need help figuring out something...

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09-28-2012 10:59 AM

Ok i have been using autocad 2012 for some time now so i end up getting ahead of my teacher, well i created 2 drawings according to the book we are using, but he decided he wanted the drawings done in MM instead of Inchs, so i was wondering if there is a way to covert my drawing from inch to MM?

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M_Hensley
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Re: in school and need help figuring out something...

09-28-2012 11:23 AM in reply to: dougy_8505

If the units drawn represent inches you can use the SCALE command and scale up all your objects by 25.4 to make them represent millimeters.

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dgorsman
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09-28-2012 11:25 AM in reply to: dougy_8505

You could use the SCALE command to change the size of everything, but in the real world thats like hitting it with a sledgehammer.  You will end up with odd-numbered sizes which is usually discouraged; most things need to be built and those in the field work faster with 1000mm instead of 1016mm.  Certain manufactured objects are constructed and/or labelled differently in metric units than they are in imperial units so may not even be available in the that converted size.

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dougy_8505
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Re: in school and need help figuring out something...

09-28-2012 11:54 AM in reply to: dougy_8505

ty guys

 

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JDMather
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Re: in school and need help figuring out something...

09-29-2012 04:42 AM in reply to: dougy_8505

Are you to change the physical size or only the units of the dimensions?  If you only need to convert the inch dimensions to equivalent size metric dimensions - that is pretty easy to do in the dimension styles.

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Bob_Zurunkle
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Re: in school and need help figuring out something...

10-05-2012 09:12 AM in reply to: JDMather

...or you start a new drawing with a metric template, copy and paste the imperial one into the metric one, find a known metric dimension, then scale the whole thing by reference to the new dimension...

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Kazo
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10-10-2012 06:57 PM in reply to: Bob_Zurunkle

Perfect answer Bob!

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Bob_Zurunkle
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Re: in school and need help figuring out something...

10-11-2012 09:26 AM in reply to: Kazo

10-Q Boyce! :smileyvery-happy:

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