How to set scale to inches


Hello, I’m new to Rhino and just downloaded version 5 to my mac. There doesn’t seem to be many video tutorials out for it yet… Anyone know where to find them if they exist? I also can’t find where to set the scale in inches…

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


@Philip_Mast - I’m new myself too.
I like these tutorials (AND PDFs in the first one):

Please keep me posted if you find good tutorials! Thanks!
Re: Inches
Open your file from a template. It will give you several options, also inches.



(Menno Deij - van Rijswijk) #4

Also, if you want to change units on an existing document, go to File => Settings. Choose the Units tab (has a yellow ruler icon). Then choose “Model” or “Page” (probably you want to use Model), and change to the desired units.


Have anyone ever worked in NANOMETERS?
Maybe is good for jewelry project?
Since I make may grid lines each 0.05 mm? (And also a grid snap).

P.S. I did such a small grid after I was not able for more than hour to hack the Torus tool values for. And I needed it exact.

(Menno Deij - van Rijswijk) #6

If you want to assemble your jewelry atom-by-atom, nanometers is your unit of choice :smile:


LOL @menno - I’m afraid I might…
Astronomical Units are appealing as well…


Perfect. Thanks a bunch for the help guys!