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    Changing Imperial to Metric

    Hello there,

    Im a noob in revit and can't understand the dimensions I input in Revit because everything is in imperial and the system I use is metric.

    Can someone tell me how to change the standard measurements from imperial to metric?

    Thank You

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    Manage -> Project Units

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    Quote Originally Posted by archandis View Post
    Hello there,

    Im a noob in revit and can't understand the dimensions I input in Revit because everything is in imperial and the system I use is metric.

    Can someone tell me how to change the standard measurements from imperial to metric?

    Thank You
    Project Units and change Length to the metric value you want. In Revit 2011 Project Units is on the Manage tab

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    Archandis, welcome to the forum.

    As alreay suggested, you can change the project units. But maybe it was a better idea to start out with the metric template that ships with Revit ?
    If you didn┤t install the metrics already, you can download them from the Autodesk website

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    And of course, here in the UK where clients often still think in Imperial but the government insists that all regulatory applications are only in Metric... you can still enter dimensions in Imperial even when the project is created using a Metric template.

    Revit happily accepts 6'3" or even =6'3" + 100 (which gives 2050 with units set to Metric and mm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by willsud View Post
    And of course, here in the UK where clients often still think in Imperial but the government insists that all regulatory applications are only in Metric...
    William, Interesting that the UK is in the same situation that we are here in Canada. Metric is the official form of measure so all government projects have to be in Metric. However at any building supply store all the products are in Imperial, perhaps because a lot of stuff comes from the USA, so most contractors prefer drawings in Imperial. As the building supplies are generally available in imperial sizes I use the Imperial Revit Library and have a dimension style set to use Metric units for dimensioning a "Metric" project.

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    Didn't know that Mike, thanks - how interesting.

    Looks like we will all have to be 'bilingual' for many years to come

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    GO to Option>File Location, change the location of template from US Imperial which loacted (:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RVT 2014\Templates\US Imperial ) To US metric which located in (:\ProgramData\Autodesk\RVT 2014\Templates\US Metric\ ) for each templat\ .
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    USA, Liberia, and Myanmar. Everywhere else uses metric. What are the Americans thinking?

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