Dimensions

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Is it possible to use architectural dimensions (e.g. 32'10") in this program? I
can only find inches or mm.
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Re: Dimensions

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Mark,
Create a new dimension style and call it Arch (or something). You create
styles under Format-Styles. As you're creating the style click on the Units
tab. There you will see 2 boxes titled Unit Label and Subunit Label. Enter
' for the units and " for the subunits. Set all your other preferences
under each tab and you will now have a Arch style available for dimensions.
Before you place a dimension make sure the new Arch style you created is
showing up in the drop-down box on the ribbon bar.
David

"Mark Chester" wrote in message
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> Is it possible to use architectural dimensions (e.g. 32'10") in this
> program? I
> can only find inches or mm.


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Also while you are defining the style and on the Units tab, you can set the
roundoff to 1/2" or something instead of .001. After getting your styles
right, you probably want to change the readout of the text in the fields of
your dialog boxes. Go to File --> Properties --> Units and there you can
also change to feet and inches and fractional roundoffs.
Two other tips:
1. You will want to save these changes to be used in all files, so you need
to create a "template". This is the doc that is used to "seed" all newly
created docs. See "Creating Documents and Templates" in help for more info
(search on "templates" and this should come up).
2. The units system is pretty smart. Once you change to Feet and inches in
properties as explained above, notice that you can key into a field (for
length of a line say) something line 1' 3" or 1 ft 3 in or even 1 3 (that's
one space three-- this will give 1 ft 3 inches. You can even key in 0 6 if
you want 6 inches.) It can also do fractions -- so 1 6 1/2 is 1 foot 6 and
1/2 inches.
Have fun!
DS

"David Rieschick" wrote in message
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> Mark,
>
> Create a new dimension style and call it Arch (or something). You create
> styles under Format-Styles. As you're creating the style click on the
> Units tab. There you will see 2 boxes titled Unit Label and Subunit
> Label. Enter ' for the units and " for the subunits. Set all your other
> preferences under each tab and you will now have a Arch style available
> for dimensions. Before you place a dimension make sure the new Arch style
> you created is showing up in the drop-down box on the ribbon bar.
>
> David
>
>
> "Mark Chester" wrote in message
> news:4521e434$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Is it possible to use architectural dimensions (e.g. 32'10") in this
>> program? I
>> can only find inches or mm.

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