SketchUp8 - How to change model in Inches to Millimetres

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SketchUp8 - How to change model in Inches to Millimetres

Postby donnan » Thu May 16, 2013 1:13 am

Hi guys,

I have google Sketch up 8 and have set in the preferences to use metric measurements.

When I open the CAD model of 2 Person Standby it's measurements have been done in feet and inches.

I went into Window/Preferences/templates and I can see my settings for Metric still stand yet in the model it only shows in inches.

Does anyone know how I can get these measurements to show in metric instead of the imperial measurements they were first done in?

Perhaps I have to manually work out and change all of these measurements to metric?
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Re: SketchUp8 - How to change model in Inches to Millimetres

Postby danlott » Thu May 16, 2013 10:59 am

Here is the file with millimetre measurements. Hope this helps.

2 person standy metric.skp
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The correct path to change dimensions is:

Window -> Model Info -> Units
Then select Decimal as the Format type. Then select the the unit of measurement that you want to use.

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Re: SketchUp8 - How to change model in Inches to Millimetres

Postby donnan » Fri May 17, 2013 1:00 am

Thank you so much Dan, you saved me a heap of time in having to convert the measurements manually. :thumbsup: :beer:

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