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Change units

dan_schwartzdan_schwartz Member Posts: 12 ✭✭
How to change units from Inch to mm for exist part?


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,838
    Please see the document menu top left next to the Onshape logo. 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • john_hyde_volpejohn_hyde_volpe Member Posts: 3 EDU
    Hey @NeilCooke, I understand how to change units using the top left menu option; however, some of my students are running into a problem. After they have finished a Learning Center tutorial design, they realize that they failed to use the proper units. When they go to the menu to implement the unit change (e.g., in ==> mm), the driven dimensions within their sketch still seem to be anchored by the previous unit abbreviations (i.e., in).  Is there a way to drive changes into previously dimensioned entities?  
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,838
    No there is not. They would have to manually edit each dimension to change the units. 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • alnisalnis Member Posts: 344 EDU
    As a workaround, you could apply a Transform > Scale feature and for the amount type in/mm --- that's whateverUnitYouWant/currentUnit
    Get in touch: [email protected] | My personal site: https://alnis.dev | My YouTube channel (I make tutorial videos for Onshape & Inventor): https://www.youtube.com/c/AlnisSmidchens
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