How can I display inches with metres in brackets in dimensions?



Measuring up for carpet.
in inches. (measuring in imperial then converting to metric on calculator before adding a dimension.
Can one enter by the way 12 11/16 in command line and get rhino to do the conversion ?
that aside…
some shops use metre, others use inches, so can I get dimension to display the metre in ( ) after the inches ?.
At the moment I am having to use calculator to convert to metres, then double click the dim fig, type it in, etc, but if I re-measure and alter inches, I have to this again.
…and measuring up is never tallying to cad perfection so some tweaking necessary and carpets not a precise science anyway.



You can indeed, just turn on alternate units:

(Joaquin Laborda) #3

Hi Steve,
Attached you have the settings I use for this cases.

mm - inches.3dm (202.5 KB)


I dont see that setting at all and I am Rhino 5 DR14 64bit.

Hi laborda,
how do I get that 3dm to give me inches (metres) ? in Rhino 5 ?



(Wim Dekeyser) #5

In a file with Inches as units:

Gives you:

(Joaquin Laborda) #6

Thanks Win, I couldn’t respond before… Did that help, Steve?