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Choosing units - mm/inches - in Inventor.

A - answer The default measurement units (template) in Inventor were always set early during the installation process (units and standards) - up to version 2012. Since version 2013 you can change units and standards anytime, in the application settings.

In the startup pane Welcome!, click on the button "Configure Default Template" and in the dialog, choose the default measurement units (inches/millimeters) and the default standard (e.g. DIN, ANSI).


If you have disabled the Welcome! dialog, you can also set units in Options (I > Options) on the File tab - the "Configure Default Template" button.

For one-time creation of a part or sketch in non-standard units (different than default), use the function I > New > New and choose an appropriate template in the template structure, e.g. "Standard (inches).ipt".

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applies to: Inventor 2013 · Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 10031:Dimension with fixed length of extension lines (fixed dim.line offset)
Tip 9818:Set units/scale for STEP export from AutoCAD.
Tip 9706:Where to set the number of decimal places for Robot output tables?
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