Dimensions convert feet + inches single instance

There is a way but I cannot remember it to change a specific entry like 2’ 1/2" to 24 1/2" by putting in parenthesis with a symbol before it like && or ^ . Searched endlessly and everyone keeps mentioning make a global change to all notations in the model vs a specific instance. Thanks!

I’ve never seen that in SketchUp. I would just change Units to Fractional if I wanted that. Or I guess you could edit the dimension text and type in 24 1/2".

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You can always just manually type what you want if you only want it for one. But that will break the dynamic nature of the dimension.

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You can add text and keep the dimensions dynamic by using the parenthesis (< >):

But the text itself (or conversions) can not be ‘dynamic’.

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Dave, I might be mistaken. The closest thing I found from my notes with entering less than greater than symbols <> which then allows you to type text including a static measurement followed by <>

Appreciate everyone’s help, thanks.

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