LayOut Dimensions in Feet AND Meters?


Is there a way for LayOut to output dimensions in Feet and Meters at the same time?

I’m working on a project that is international that needs all dimensions in Feet and Meters.

I’ve been keeping my model and paper space in Feet and then manually calculating the conversion and use the text tool to add a meters conversion for every dimension afterward.

Thanks for any help!


I don’t know of a way to have a single Dimension object that contains the length in both Feet and Meters. You could dimension everything twice, overlap the dimensions, and tweak the text positions so that the values don’t obscure each other, but that’s just a random thought.


Currently there’s no way in Layout, without ‘breaking’ the linked dimension.
However, I wrote a SketchUp API plugin to do it ‘automatically’ within the Model itself… so it is possible… although even then you need to refresh the dim to update it if its size has changed…