Dimension metric drawing with English dimensions

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#1

I work with a metric cabinet company. Is there a way to draw in metric, but then have the dimensions set to english? IE, draw a 60 cm. cabinet as 60 cm., but then have the dimension display 23-5/8"?


#2

You can work with metric then go to Window/Model Info/Units and change to “english” and the dimensions will adjust automatically. FYI input can be done in either format as long as you use the unit.
Tig also made a Plugin that displays both sets of dimensions, you’ll find it at Sketchucation called Dual Dims if you want it.


#3

Thank you! I currently use draftsight and do print dual dimensions but had given up on that. Thank you so much!


#4

https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=TIG_DualDims

It needs SketchUp >= v2014 - you have v2017 so it should work just fine…


#5

If you use LayOut to format your output, you can there place dimensions using as many different units of measurement as you like.


#6

It IS working. Thank you very much! I’m new to SketchUp, so still trying to figure out a seemingly infinite number of things, but I can see the potential and hope to ultimately convert to only using SketchUp for our business.


#7

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