Globally setting units

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Hi Ricky
I have previously located where I can globally change items such as primary & secondary
units fonts and font sizes etc. I know you can change the individual settings via
Properties however I cannot find where these settings are changed globally. They
appeared in a string of items.
I am working in mm and need to display the units in both decimal inches and mm with
small fonts. The largest dimension is 25 mm and the smallest less than 1mm
I found how to do it on my last drawing and now I am blowed if I can find how to
set it up.
I understand that you can select a sheet format but that is not what I am asking.
You hedged at the answer in article 2624 when you replied:
There are options in Solid Edge that you can modify to change the units.
Thanks again as usual.
Geoff
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Re: Globally setting units

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Geoff,
Units and dimension diplay are different things. File units will control
what you see in key in fields and readouts.
Metric units will allow metric keyin for distance. Your values will be
metric values.
Dimensions have their own display, one of which is what units to display the
dimension in.
For example, you can have an inch file and display dimensions in feet (ft)
and inches (in).
You can also have a inch file and display dimensions as metric (mm). It is
still an inch file.
Draw a line. Place a dimension using the ANSI(inch) style on the line.
Placce another dimension using the ISO style on the same line.
One will ve inch, the other will be metric. It doesn't matter what the file
units are.
If you want to change the units, click on the application button at the
upper left.
Go down to properties and then click on File Properties.
Click on the Units tab. This is where you change the units for keyin and
readout.
You change the dimension units through Format Style.
You can also have a dimension to display Dual Units. The dimension can
display both the primary and secondary unit at the same time.
If the file is a metric file, the primary unit is metric.
I hope this helps.
Rick B.

Re: Globally setting units

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Ricky
Many thanks for your helpful reply. Attached is a pic of the settings I was looking
for and where they are able to be changed.
Kind regards
Geoff

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Geoff,
>Units and dimension diplay are different things. File units will control
>what you see in key in fields and readouts.
>Metric units will allow metric keyin for distance. Your values will be
>metric values.
>
>Dimensions have their own display, one of which is what units to display the
>
>dimension in.
>For example, you can have an inch file and display dimensions in feet (ft)
>
>and inches (in).
>You can also have a inch file and display dimensions as metric (mm). It is
>
>still an inch file.
>Draw a line. Place a dimension using the ANSI(inch) style on the line.
>Placce another dimension using the ISO style on the same line.
>One will ve inch, the other will be metric. It doesn't matter what the file
>
>units are.
>
>If you want to change the units, click on the application button at the
>upper left.
>Go down to properties and then click on File Properties.
>Click on the Units tab. This is where you change the units for keyin and
>readout.
>
>You change the dimension units through Format Style.
>
>You can also have a dimension to display Dual Units. The dimension can
>display both the primary and secondary unit at the same time.
>If the file is a metric file, the primary unit is metric.
>
>I hope this helps.
>Rick B.
>
>

Re: Globally setting units

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Geoff,
Very good. I see you found Format Style. Notice also that this is where you
go to change all styles (line, dimension, text, table, etc).
Keep in mind that this does not change the file units. It only changes the
units at which the dimensions display.
Regards,
Rick B.