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How do I work in dual units natively?
david_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?
lana Onshape Employees Posts: 674It is possible. You can explicitly enter whatever units you want to use, can even mix them in expressions : 3*2in + 2mm. The dimension will be showing in document units, but when you click to edit the value, you'll se the original expression.
Please file an issue if this does not work for you.6
andrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭✭I don't believe it is possible to display dual units simultaneously at present while modelling in Onshape.5
Please file an issue if this does not work for you.
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.