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Changing Inches to MM in Inventor 2012

by Alumni TBasich ‎02-27-2013 01:09 PM - edited ‎02-27-2013 01:09 PM

PROBLEM: How do you change the default inches input to millimeters in Inventor 2012?


RESOLUTION: You have a few different options.


  1. Start a Standard(mm).ipt file and Save as Template to override your default template.
  2. Go to Tools>Document Properties>Units and change to millimeter and Save As Template to override your default template.
  3. In Windows Explorer overwrite the Default templates with the metric templates and change the names to the default template names.
  4. When you import a file into Inventor, select the file and click the Options... button in the Open dialog section, then go to Units, click the dropdown and select millimeter.
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