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Acad 2D drawing Import to Solidworks with units default to Millimeters

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Grant

Always been a problem for me. If you want the Import box to say mm instead of Inches in Solidworks.

This is really strange:

In Autocad type 'DDIM' (for the 'Dimension Style Manager') in the command line - click your current dimension style in the 'Styles' list so it is highlighted. Click the 'Modify' button. Click the 'Alternate Units' Tab.

Now:

Click the tick box for 'Display alternate units' to turn it on

under 'Multiplier for Alt Units' make it:

25.4 for Inches

1.0 for Centimeters

0.1 for Millimeters

 

Now Click the tick box for 'Display alternate units' to turn it off

Now click OK button.

 

Seems a strange place to take the variable from as it has no relievence to units as I had my units set to mm from the start.

If you are having this problem - give it a go! Easier than writing a macro in solidworks as I have done that as well!

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Dadgad

Have you tried the -DWGUNITS command?

Include the hyphen.

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Grant

Nothing to do with -DWGUNITS

Solidworks goes off the variable in Alternate Units for Dimensions in Acad

'Dimaltf' is the variable name!

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