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How do I work in dual units natively?

david_56david_56 Member Posts: 3
edited May 2015 in Community Support
I model in dual units constantly (imperial hardware & material inventory in the US) with optical  and other components designed metric.  In SW (or ProE) I just type in the number followed by the units if they aren't my native units.  As near as I can tell, I can't enter metric dims on the fly while I'm working in an English model.  I also can't display dual dims while modeling.  Is this available?

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  • david_56david_56 Member Posts: 3
    Iana, wow, I tried just putting in 100mm yesterday (in an english model) and the field turned red (?).  Maybe it was a typo on my part.  I'll give it a try again.  From your reply it looks like it works and I just did something wrong.  Thanks!
  • david_56david_56 Member Posts: 3
    edited May 2015
    Andrew, thanks for the answer.  I'm just starting out with OnShape so I went looking for a hole wizard next on a part I was trying and "surprise" no hole wizard.  I guess there's a few reasons this is still the Beta version.  Oh well, I sent in my check for my SW maintenance for the next year ...  I'll keep on eye on this program though and I'm scheduled for some of the seminars.  Thanks.
  • john_f_carrjohn_f_carr Onshape Employees Posts: 74
    david_56 said:
    Iana, wow, I tried just putting in 100mm yesterday (in an english model) and the field turned red (?).  Maybe it was a typo on my part.  I'll give it a try again.  From your reply it looks like it works and I just did something wrong.  Thanks!
    "100 mm" should be syntactically valid anywhere a length is requested.  It could be invalid in context.

    If you type a value that is out of range for the operation type, like a 500 meter blind extrude, you will see the correct range if you hover over the red box.
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