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How do I make a dwg file report distance in feet instead of meters?

I have a dwg file of a map that measures distance in meters. I want to make the file report distances in feet, so that I can design in feet. So, what progecad commands will make the change from meters to feet.
asked 4 years ago in progeCAD by TRGC / Level: Smart End of the Tape Measure (10 points)

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There is a simple way. 1 m = 3.28083 feet. So...

Type [D]. Press [Enter]. Go to tab [Units]. Find the option "Linear dimensioning scale factor" and type [3.28083] in the box. Press [Save] button. Press [OK] button.

Try it with sample distances (1 m, 10 m...) to see the result. I warn you that this will change only the dimension text in the drawing, but not the global units.

The other option is to read about the drawing measure settings, about the command [UNITS] and so on.
answered 4 years ago by notman / Level: Drafter (116 points)

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