How To Set Unit in Drawing in AutoCAD
In the last video we have seen that how to change workspace in AutoCAD, in this video now we will see that how to set unit and how to change units in AutoCAD in drawing.
First of all what is unit, units are a measurement system, in which we have two basic units, Empirical unit and Metric unit.
Empirical unit is old British unit system which is used in US now a days, which includes yards, feets, inches. While Metric is Standard unit system which uses kilometres, metres, centimetres, millimetres for measurements.
To set unit we can write 'unit' in our command section and then press enter, one dialogue box of drawing units will appear, we are given settings for Length and Angle.
In length we have different types such as, Fractional, Engineering, Decimal, Architectural, and Scientific. We will select Decimal as we want to work in centimetres and metres.
Below we can select which unit should be inserted for our content, we will select 'millimetres' and set it's precision from it's column as '0.0'.
We can select the standard of our unit also, we will select 'International'.
We are also given different types of angle, such as Decimal degrees, Deg/Min/Sec, Grads, Radians, Surveyor's Units. We will use Decimal degrees and set it's precision.
After setting all the unit options we can click 'Okay' and continue.
By these following steps we can set units in AutoCAD.
This tutorial will teach you how to change the units in AutoCAD. It is very easy and can be done in a few steps:
The dimension units of a model in AutoCAD can be changed by using the Dimension Style Manager.
The Dimension Style Manager is a palette that is used to change the dimension units of a model in AutoCAD. It is located on the right side of the screen and can be accessed by clicking on it.
This palette has two tabs, one for setting up new styles and one for editing existing ones. The existing tab has four options:
A linear dimension is a measure of length that is used to measure the distance between two points. It is also known as a straight line. A radial dimension, on the other hand, is a measure of distance that is used to measure the distance from the center point of an object.
The difference between these two dimensions can be seen in this diagram:
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