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Unit Issue

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I have a question regarding units. My software version is 24 USA EDU. I'm currently working on an assignment which requires using metric units. I changed the units to centimetres respectively in "Working Units", "Dimensions", and "Calculation Units & Rules" under "Options -> Project Preferences". I also saved the unit settings in "Dimensions" as "Centimetres". However, no matter how many times I tried, as long as I switched a view, the dimension units turned automatically to the imperial "Custom". Did I miss any setting or is this a software bug? Thanks for any potential help.

David Maudlin
Shenghao Zhou:

Each View has its own Settings, where you can assign the Centimetres Dimensioning preference you created. In the Navigator, select your Views, click on the Settings... button and assign the Centimetres dimension preference under 2D/3D Documents > Dimensioning:

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Thank you for the reply. I will have a try later on.

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