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Parameter in idw text, (Units?)

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11-29-2012 11:48 AM

I have a model in imperial units with the parameter: Pin_Dia = 7mm.

Now I'd like to use this parameter in a text field on a drawing, but its value will only display in inches.

(I don't know if it's called a field in Inventor, at least that's what the equivalent feature is called in AutoCAD.)


I managed to fake it by creating a new parameter in inches: Pin_Dia_Metric = Pin_Dia * ( 1 ul / 1 mm ).

Now this shows up in the text dialog box as "7.0 ul."  It still displays correctly, since the text field only shows the numerical value, but I really don't want to clutter up my Parameters list with a bunch of duplicated values for metric conversions.


Is there a way to change the units for just this one text field?

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Re: Parameter in idw text, (Units?)

11-29-2012 11:58 AM in reply to: nannerdw

What are your document units?

(Tools>Document Settings >units)

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Re: Parameter in idw text, (Units?)

11-29-2012 12:46 PM in reply to: JDMather

I added a metric standard to my drawing, and that fixed it.  Thanks.

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