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Different units on different sheets

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This is so basic a CAD need that I'm sure I'm just missing something obvious, but I can't find it. As with every drawing package, you generally need different units on different Saved Sheets: feet and inches for large areas, inches for small details and decimal for metal work, for example. I've never seen a set of construction documents with a single unit style, so I know it must be a part of VectorWorks. I've been trying to figure this out since MiniCAD 5 so now I'm finally asking the question.

Please don't tell me to use the dual-dimension and turn one off. That is a workaround and besides I need more than two options. Also, VW2013 has a bug that often places the remaining dimension below the dimension line. That is not a good thing. Also, please don't tell me to use the dimension styles. That is also a workaround that isn't really what I'm looking for.

Anyway, I'm sure there is a way to do it and I just can't find it. Thanks in advance for any help.

MHBrown

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Vectorworks has two units settings that you can use in a file, but I've only been able to find two, in the units settings.

Why can't I tell you to use dimension styles? Is there a problem with custom dimension styles?

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Hmmm...regarding dimension styles, maybe I've made the wrong assumption about what they are. I thought they were formatting styles that simply wrote the units in different ways. I'll take a look and see if that can be made to work, but I'd still rather be able to set the units on each saved sheet (or each drawing) independently as units: feet, inches, centimeters, etc. I suppose I want all the same options I had back in the hand drawing days. I could use any units I wanted at any time. I consider this very fundamental, but that's just my opinion of course.

Thanks,

MHBrow

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There are ways you can do this, by using saved views and a script attached to the saved view. but that is not a trick for beginners.

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Here is a really stoopid workaround:

Duplicate the file and assign new units (or new dual units). This changes all the units in the drawing. pdf the sheets relevant to this unit. Repeat as necessary for other unit configs. (like I said, really stupid)

-B

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