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    By Martin Phelps

    From time to time, whilst producing a metric drawing, an imperial dimension may be required. To save using conversion tables or a calculator, the “Imperial” dimension can be typed in directly using the following method.

    Type in the number in feet followed by ‘, then the number of inches followed by “. Figure 1 shows a wall with a length of 10 feet 6 inches.


    Adding a dimension with “Alternate Units” confirms the dimension is correct as shown in Figure 2.