Question: Trevor Skjerpen
2013, Static Study: External Loads, Force, Selection:Beams, Units:SI:Per Unit Length, Non-Uniform Distribution:Table Driven:Distance:Force Per Unit Length (N/m). Solidworks configured to MMGS but I cant get force Per Unit Length to N/mm and N/m will not go to 0.001 or below. Help!
The units system of the model itself does not control the units of Simulation studies. The unit controls for Simulation are found under the 'Simulation', 'Options', 'Default Options', 'Units' area. I did some testing in 2013 and found that even these are not controlling the units of applied loads on beams. I also tested it in 2019 and it is the same story.
From the behavior I am seeing in the Default Options for Simulation SI, English, and Metric unit systems are hard coded to m, in, and cm length units. So, you are seeing a limitation in the program as it is right now. It is probably worth filing an Enhancement Request to ask for an ability to use custom unit systems for applying loads.