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Macro help on Drawings in Dual Dimensions:

Question asked by Deepak Johsh on Oct 14, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2017 by Deepak Johsh

HI Guys,


I have a need to create drawings of parts with its dimensions presented on drawings in dual dimensions, mm [Inch]. I have custom template available for same.

Now I have a convention to follow on these drawings on the decimal precision.

For ex: if the dimension is 80.00 in mm (primary dimension), i need the dimension in inches to be [2.362].
ie if its two decimal places in MM then i would need 2+1= 3 decimal places in inches.

I create the model while precising the dimension and required accuracy of decimals in mm. The numbers of places of decimals (accuracy) is bound to change.


Could you please help me with a macro which would change the precision in the Dimensions decimal places of dual dimension (inches) to be one place more than that of the primary unit mm????

i.e for;

1. X.XX mm ==> Y.YYY in

2. X.XXX mm ==> Y.YYYY in

i would like to run this macro in solid works drawing environment and i would like to have all the dimension in the drawing update with a click of a button.


Thanks in advance!!!