Hi ,how do I change units permanently in SW ,set mine up in Metres and meant to use



  1. Step 1:

    Open a New Part File in Solidworks

  2. Step 2:

    Now click on Options

  3. Step 3:

    Now check under Document Properties & click on Units
    Now change the default Unit system to your desired unit system

  4. Step 4:

    Next step is to click on Save button

  5. Step 5:

    Now change the file Save As Type to Part Templates

  6. Step 6:

    Now click on the Original Template File & press Save
    So now you have permanently changed your Unit system
    Note that the similar procedure is also appicable to Assembly and Drawing Files...


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    Allan Smithee

    Hi, this doesn't work for a drawing file because it requires you to select a drawing size before you can change the options. How do I change the default units in the drawing template without affecting the startup options where you can select the sheet size? Thanks

    January 19th, 2017 20:50