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How can I load an inches single drawing to a metric sheet plane?

By Rolo on 23 Feb 02:57 2 answers 304 views 2 comments

This is the thing, I was taugth to develop my dwg files in a single format.
Always using a 1:1000 scale.
And if I wanted to create a sheet plane, I had to use INSERT BLOCK command to insert this single drawing to my sheet plane using a insertion factors for this purpose.

My problem begun when I wanted to see my dimmensions to an appropiate size once I had used INSERT BLOCK command, I mean it didn`t fit to my desire size,(about .08" or 2mm once the insertion factor was applied changing my dimmension style, fit option ).

Attached you`ll see the 2 dwg files, #1 is the one I want to insert, #2 is my sheet plane file.


Sheet Plane.dwg, 95 KB
N2 Center Drill.dwg, 99 KB

2 answers

  • Riolito Paildelan
    Riolito Paildelan 11 months ago

    Hi @ Rolo,

    If you're looking to open, insert, import a dwg with inches to a dwg with metric unit. You should:

    1st - create new file
    2nd - type 'UN' command or units command and select desired unit of measurement
    3rd - open, insert, import your drawing that has inches units

    Let me know if this aided your question and Please do not forget to hit upvote under the comment. Thanks and have a great day! :)

  • Rolo
    Rolo 10 months ago


    You know, sometimes it`s difficult to see how easy things become difficult.

    The thing that I discover with my CAM support partner was that the only thing I had to do is make a copy of my file, then rename the copy and finally scale it to mm, usin the simple convertion factor of 25.4 (from inches to mm).

    So, as you said I open a new file.

    Thank you so much for the attention you gave to my question.

    Kind Regards.

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