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DukeNukem

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Distance
« on: October 22, 2007, 06:10:22 PM »
When I use the Distance command it gives back the dist in Inches.  Is there a way to use to get back Feet or Yards? :-P

M-dub

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Re: Distance
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007, 06:16:18 PM »
I believe this is controlled in your units preferences.  Type DDUNITS and change it to whatever you prefer.

DukeNukem

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Re: Distance
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007, 06:21:28 PM »
DDUNITS brings up the drawing units tab.  I changed it to FEET, but it still gave back an INCHES result.

M-dub

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Re: Distance
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2007, 06:24:10 PM »
dang... I don't have AutoCAD at home, so I can't try it out for you...
When in the middle of the command, have you already hit F1 to see if there's anything in the help file about it?

DukeNukem

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Re: Distance
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2007, 06:27:34 PM »
no.  It just gives the command and concept.  AutoCAD 2007LT

Bryco

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Re: Distance
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2007, 07:18:50 PM »
Perhaps there is a little confusion here.
If your units are inches and di reports 5 units between points
then if you change your units to yards and distance reports 5 units, they are both correct.
It's not until you scale the dwg that you will see something different.

Josh Nieman

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Re: Distance
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007, 07:20:53 PM »
Make sure, in the UNITS window, the units for length type are set to "Architectural"

DukeNukem

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Re: Distance
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2007, 07:28:19 PM »
THANKS Guys!!!!  That worked. :laugh: