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Different Units for different part studios in a workspace

Is there a way to have different units for different parts in a workspace.  I can change the global units (OnShape ==> workspace units), but of course that changes it for everything.  I have a combination of metric and english parts.  I've toggled the global units back and forth as required as a workaround - and you can add x.xxx in/mm as well in the dialog boxes.

Just wondering if there is something more elegant that I might be missing.

Thanks all.



  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,570

    As of now, the most granular you can get with the units is the workspace, as you've found.  Are these parts imported parts that you are designing around?  Or are you actively editing two different parts which adhere to different systems?  If they are just imported parts you are referencing, I would suggest moving them out to a separate document, and then bringing them into the assembly and designing around them in-context.
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
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