I have a sheet metal file I would like to use mm spacing for one sketch. Is there a way to use mm inputs for dimensions when the file is in inches? I know I can display mm both in the model and in draft, the problem is in using say 15mm as the input vs. using 0.590551 inches. The goal is to have hole patterns match well enough that they can be used for alignment in assembly. Unless the results are an exact match, using holes to align objects will not work. The parts I wan to align were imported using mm controls. The sheet metal part I'm working in will be manufatures using inches.
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You can actually type the units into the input field.
In other words, if your model's units is set to inches, you can type in "15mm" in the value for the dimension and it will be 15 mm. The display will revert back to inches, though, properly converted unless you over ride the dimension style for each particular dimension.
you can enter a value such as "15mm" in an inch template to get the exact value.
It also works the other way round.
And you can do calculations - use * for multiply, / for divide, along with + and -
would love this in SE. I know there are open ERs for this...