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    is there a way to have dimensions that show *both* imperial and metric measurements?
    Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
    AutoCAD 2010 Certified Professional / Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional / Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional
    ACAD2021, RST2014-2021 / Windows 10, 64-bit

    #2
    I seem to remember a discussion on the other forum some time ago about this.

    I don't think you can have them both in the same dimension - although you might be able to write it in as text I suppose.

    FWIW I just place two dimensions - one Imperial, one Metric.
    William Sutherland rias riba
    WS Architecture Ltd

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      #3
      Make them different colors so you can keep track of which is which....but yep...can't do it yet...
      Michael "MP" Patrick (Deceased - R.I.P)

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        #4
        OK. So I have a potential project coming up that will require me to document in Metric (though I'm from an area that strictly uses Imerial dimensioning.) And I found this post, posted only 5 days after I originally asked about dual dimensions. Just putting the link in here so anyone else searching for the same can find a workaround. Thanks to DoTheBIM and Steve Stafford for figuring this out! :thumbsup:
        Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
        AutoCAD 2010 Certified Professional / Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional / Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional
        ACAD2021, RST2014-2021 / Windows 10, 64-bit

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          #5
          Originally posted by LeanneZ View Post
          OK. So I have a potential project coming up that will require me to document in Metric (though I'm from an area that strictly uses Imerial dimensioning.) And I found this post, posted only 5 days after I originally asked about dual dimensions. Just putting the link in here so anyone else searching for the same can find a workaround. Thanks to DoTheBIM and Steve Stafford for figuring this out! :thumbsup:
          Leeanne, thanks for posting that. I've got a project coming up to that will require metric dims with imperial alternate units. Oh yippee, I get to dimension everything twice
          I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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            #6
            Entering different units

            On a related note, if you want to enter imperial units while working in a Metric project (or vice versa), check out this post.
            Luke Johnson | Autodesk Expert Elite Member
            Author of What Revit Wants

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              #7
              Gang-

              Also keep in mind that there are two very different types of projects (and i hope that im just stating the obvious, here).

              1. Projects that are getting built with Imperial Units, but also require Metric Dimensions. (Common with the USACE).
              2. Project that are getting built from Metric Dimensions, like overseas.

              When we do Design Work in Korea, we use an entirely different library of System Families and Components, because their materials are different. :-/
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                #8
                Also a difference in "soft" and "hard" metric. Used to drive me nuts on our Korea projects.
                Brian Beck
                Project Coordinator - Stantec
                http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brian-beck/4b/57a/332

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
                  Gang-

                  Also keep in mind that there are two very different types of projects (and i hope that im just stating the obvious, here).

                  1. Projects that are getting built with Imperial Units, but also require Metric Dimensions. (Common with the USACE).
                  2. Project that are getting built from Metric Dimensions, like overseas.

                  When we do Design Work in Korea, we use an entirely different library of System Families and Components, because their materials are different. :-/
                  I hear what you're saying. And that's what I was looking for when I posted on 1/30/12. But I just happened to see DoTheBim's post and it related to my original post here.

                  {{I'm actually looking for information on completely metric project(s) (though I live and work in an area that follows imperial.) Reserving any other comments for threads where they belong. }}
                  Leanne Zaras, CDT, LEED AP
                  AutoCAD 2010 Certified Professional / Revit Architecture 2012 Certified Professional / Revit Structure 2015 Certified Professional
                  ACAD2021, RST2014-2021 / Windows 10, 64-bit

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by LeanneZ View Post
                    is there a way to have dimensions that show *both* imperial and metric measurements?
                    Creating Dual Unit Dimensions - WikiHelp
                    Dustin W. Goffron, AIA, LEED AP+, EDAC, CDT
                    Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 Certified Professional
                    Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Certified Professional
                    www.dustingoffron.com

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