# Converting Metric To Imperial Unit

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hi,

is there any way to convert an Metric plan for Imperial plan?? or vv

thanks,

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Edit > Default Settings > Dimensions > Dimensions >1:25 Dimensions >  Edit

Change mm  to ft-in

Set the rest of the settings like fractions, uncheck thousandths etc.

OK > Done

You may also need to rest the 1:50 Dimensions

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Busssaw204,

It depends what you mean by convert the plan.

If all you want to do is display the dimensions as imperial or metric, do what Greg says.

But that is not really changing the format of the whole drawing environment (dbx's etc.) - to do that you need to start with the correct Imperial or Metric template.

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Busssaw204,

It depends what you mean by convert the plan.

If all you want to do is display the dimensions as imperial or metric, do what Greg says.

But that is not really changing the format of the whole drawing environment (dbx's etc.) - to do that you need to start with the correct Imperial or Metric template.

I agree with Glenn......  another method to show metric dimensions in lieu of imperial units is to use the SECONDARY DIMENSION FORMAT that is set to use metric units.

Working on a plan for an American man married to a French women,  he  understood imperial,  she understood metric,  therefore a need for both to be shown.  I had both the PRIMARY and SECONDARY dimensions displayed.  Do not know what I would of done if I was still hand drawing.

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I agree with Glenn......  another method to show metric dimensions in lieu of imperial units is to use the SECONDARY DIMENSION FORMAT that is set to use metric units.

Working on a plan for an American man married to a French women,  he  understood imperial,  she understood metric,  therefore a need for both to be shown.  I had both the PRIMARY and SECONDARY dimensions displayed.  Do not know what I would of done if I was still hand drawing.

Scott, This is one of those \$100 nuggets (maybe more) for me that you recently talked about. Thank you for pointing out this feature! Our Bonaire house is a work-in-progress so I'm regularly looking at the plans to decide where planters might best fit, or whatever. Of course, the plans needed to be metric but I'm too old to be really fluent in metric and tend to need to convert everything back to imperial before my mind really visualizes the distances. A few mouse clicks in the dimension defaults dbx and now my CDs show both!! A major +1 for you on this.

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• 8 months later...

i have chief architech home designer architechtual 2014.  The settings seem to be different than you describe. Can i still display metric ?

Thanks

Kevin

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I don't believe so Kevin , they are talking about Chief Architect , you have HD Pro which is made my Chief Architect , but with HD Pro you need to start the plan in Metric or Imperial mode, there is no "fix" like in Chief.

there is a Forum just for HD Software over here: https://hometalk.chiefarchitect.com/

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ok thank for the help.  I had a feeling that was the case