Have selected MMGS as default units. Lower right of screen shows MMGS, but when I select a feature in an open drawing, inches are displayed. Any thoughts/suggestions? I have re-booted my computer 2X, NG.
I'll walk you through it. Keep in mind that your screen won't look exactly like my screenshots below because I've heavily customized my commands, but you should still be able to find everything. First go to your Evaluate tab.
Choose the "Measure" tool.
When the "Measure" box pops up, click on the in/mm icon shown below.
Click on the "Length unit" drop-down and choose "Millimeters" and the "OK" and close the "Measure" tool. Now the status bar should show millimeters instead of inches.
The units you will see in an opened drawing are what the drawing was created with. It doesn't matter what your default units are set to if the drawing was made earlier using another standard.
I believe those dimensions shown at the bottom are linked to your Measure tool. Check it. It's probably set to measure in inches.
If you setup your templates to what you want, then save out the Drafting Standards and then when you open a file, load those Drafting Standards, then you should be good..
that is a great idea also when useing a really old drawing over. updating the standards sure improves performance
Glenn is Correct! If I understand the problem ..I had the same question and got my answer from Jim Wilkinson
Part Set to Metric Status Bar Showing Inches
Here's the thing:
Units are set on a file by file basis. Parts, drawings and assemblies can each have different units. Each part can have a different unit.
On top of that, if you have a part that is set to MMGS and the assembly it is in is set to IPS, then you EDIT the part inside the assembly, your units will appear as whatever the assembly is set to, not what your part is set to (as of SW 2018 SP5).
In addition to all this (as Glenn and others mentioned), the quick measure is based on the whatever you have your measure tool set to. If you have "Use Document Settings" set, then it uses that. If you have "Use Custom Settings" set, then it uses whatever you have set there.
Thank you for your replies. I just now opened up a new instance of SolidWorks (nothing but New Part), set up units as MMGS, created a simple part, able to see millimeters in Edit Sketch, Exit Sketch, then selected edge - still inches. This part was not inserted into an assembly.
I am a complete NOOB at SolidWorks, so I am unfamiliar with some of the sub-menus mentioned in replies, my apologies in advance.
You sir, win the internet today, at least from my perspective. Problem solved!! Thank you!!
Randy Eisenhardt wrote: GlennYou sir, win the internet today, at least from my perspective. Problem solved!! Thank you!!
Randy Eisenhardt wrote:
I'm glad I could help.
Resetting registry would be helpful.
Ibrahim Sanal wrote: Hi,Resetting registry would be helpful.
Ibrahim Sanal wrote:
I disagree. This should easily be fixed using the methods already described. Resetting the registry is a nuke from orbit that just doesn't need to happen unless the fixes already mentioned don't work.
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