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Setting a default dimension style (*.sldstl)

Question asked by Bill Lacey on Apr 5, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 5, 2018 by Bill Lacey

Where I work, the build teams absolutely hate decimal dimensions. They always want fractions set to no less than 1/16" (i.e. 32nd and 64th dimensions are not used). This complicates things for parts that are cut using CNC or a panel saw given that both machines work exclusively in decimal numbers and our materials are rarely ever the same thickness as the nominal sizes. I'm not even going to get into the fighting that goes on when you figure in metric dimensions.


My workaround has been to set the drawing units to decimals so the BOMs will show the dimensions that way, but to apply a style to the drawing dimensions so they all show as fractions. My problem is that I'd like to have this dimension style set as the default or standard, but I cannot find a way to do that without changing the units and reverting the BOMs back to fractions as well.


Doe anyone have a solution, or are we forever limited by changing the dimension style manually?