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Inventor understands many different measurement units.

A - answer Do you need to make a hole for a 3/4" pipe in your metric model, bend a sheetmetal by 0.1 radians, or chamfer an edge by 5 microns? The Inventor dimension editor supports all standard types of measurement units and converts them automatically as needed.

The default units (for metric environments) are millimeters, but you can set different default units for the current document - e.g. inches - see the ribbon Tools > Options > Document settings > Units.

But Inventor understands many more units. Dimension values in other units can be used in any expression - just add the respective suffix to the value. A special case is the unit "ul" (unitless), which can be used e.g. in multiplication and division expressions (10 mm / 2 ul = 5 mm).

Dimension - units

Inventor understands e.g. these well-known (SI) and less-known measurement units and prefixes - try yourself:

Metric:

  • m - meter
  • mm - millimeter
  • cm - centimeter
  • dm - decimeter
  • km - kilometer
  • dam - dekameter (1E+1)
  • hm - hektometer (1E+2)
  • Mm - megameter (don't confuse with "mm"!)
  • Gm - gigameter (1E+9)
  • Tm - terrameter (1E+12)
  • Pm - petameter (1E+15)
  • Em - exameter (1E+18)
  • am - attometer (1E-18)
  • fm - femtometer (1E-15)
  • pm - picometer (1E-12)
  • nm - nanometer (1E-9)
  • microm - micrometer (1E-6)
  • micron - micron

Imperial:

  • in - inch
  • ft - foot/feet
  • yd - yard
  • mile - mile
  • cin - centiinch (1E-2)
  • microin - microinch (1E-6)
  • nin - nanoinch (1E-9)
  • pin - picoinch (1E-12)
  • kin - kiloinch (1E+3)
  • Min - megainch (1E+6)
  • Gin - gigainch (1E+9)
  • Gft - gigafoot (1E+9)
  • Gyd - gigayard (1E+9)

Angles:

  • deg - degree
  • grd - grad (100)
  • rad - radian

Online conveter of other physical units is available on Units converter.

Inventor
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12.12.2011    9507×  
applies to: Inventor ·

See also:
Tip 12638:How to use conditional parameter values in Fusion 360?
Tip 12624:How to enter dimensions in Revit using other units?
Tip 12201:Quick dynamic measuring of objects near your cursor.
Tip 11494:Entering decimal values using fractions in CAD applications.
Tip 10314:How to enter angles in the format degrees-minutes-seconds in Inventor?


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