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fractional dimensions in drawing

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brianNLJQ5
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fractional dimensions in drawing

Looking for previous questions I see that drawings can not be done in fractional dimensions, but I am pulling up old questions.  Has Fusion been updated yet to show fractional dimensions?  I am making a bunch of drawings to send to a shop floor and I can't expect the fabricators that are working with tape measures to convert every one of the thousands of dimensions to fractional with calculators.

 

Also, can a suffix such as " or mm be added to the dimensions?

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jhackney1972
in reply to: brianNLJQ5

Fractional units can be configured from the Annotation Settings at the bottom of the drawing screen.  The dimensional unit string do not show unless you are using dual dimensions, then the second dimension shows the dual dimension units.  Your title block normally specifies the default units of the drawing.

 

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Message 3 of 13
brianNLJQ5
in reply to: jhackney1972

Thanks jhackney. I never noticed that at the bottom. I don't do a lot of drawings from within Fusion. I tried it and works great.

Message 4 of 13
ethan82SNK
in reply to: jhackney1972

My annotation settings aren't popping up in my drawing view. Do you know how to reset or add these back to be viewed? 

 

Thank you! 

 

-Ethan 

 

Message 5 of 13
jhackney1972
in reply to: ethan82SNK

In one of the Fusion 360 updates, the drawing Document Settings were moved from the bottom of the sheet to the top of the browser.  Expand this and you will find your settings.  This change was outlined extensively in the What's New blog which is displayed with every update, be sure to read it every time.

 

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will.flowers
in reply to: brianNLJQ5

YOU ARE OFFICIALLY MY HERO NOW!!!!

Message 7 of 13
kevinHVUHE
in reply to: brianNLJQ5

This appears to have changed yet again and I've not been able to locate it.  The only setting I have available under `Document settings` in the tree is `Units: ft` and editing that does not provide fractional, only inches, foot, meter, etc. 

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jhackney1972
in reply to: kevinHVUHE

I think you will find it is still there under Document Settings in the 2D drawing environment.  I checked on both subscription and personal license versions of Fusion 360

 

Fractional Units.jpg


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Message 9 of 13
kevinHVUHE
in reply to: brianNLJQ5

Thanks @jhackney1972, I'm looking for fractional in the `design` view.  I'm a total novice, but I'm not done yet with my design to make drawings so I don't think I'm ready for that yet.  I'm working on a bathroom remodel, so I was hoping that I had the ability to display in understandable (fractional) dimensions while I worked on the re-design.

 

I'm open to pointers.

Message 10 of 13
jhackney1972
in reply to: kevinHVUHE

Your question appeared under the forum thread talking about fractional dimensions in the the 2D drawing, that is why I responded as I did.  You will not find fractional dimensions in the model view, but it does not matter.  You can enter any fraction just by typing in the fraction when you are entering dimensions.  For example for .375" just type 3/8 and the program will convert it.  There is a math accumulator built into every entry box.  For a mixed number such as 1 3/8" just type 1 <space> 3/8 and it will give you 1.375.  It makes entering 25/64" a breeze for us machine designers.

 

By the way, I hope you will use the forum for future questions and do not hesitate to do so.  There are a lot of Fusion 360 smart users helping out.  I would suggest that you "never" piggy-back on another forum question because no one will see your question.  I only saw it since I am flagged when any post I participated in is altered.


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Message 11 of 13
mpersun
in reply to: jhackney1972

This works/is correct answer as of 12/12/2022. Personal license.

Message 12 of 13
larrybud2004
in reply to: brianNLJQ5

Must be a license issue. The only item displayed under "Document settings" For me is Units. 

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@larrybud2004 wrote:

Must be a license issue. The only item displayed under "Document settings" For me is Units. 


@larrybud2004 

I don’t think so.

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