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Article Number000009107
TitleHow to Change the Unit of Measurement for ALL Designs in 2020 Design
Applies to2020 Design
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2020 Design V11*


Question
How can I change the unit of measurement in 2020 Design for one or all the designs?


Answer
Watch this video to see how to change Unit of Measure for all designs in action.  Written instructions with the step by step available below.




You can change the unit of measurement using the two different ways listed below.

  1. Display Settings
  2. Preferences


From Metric to Imperial:

  • Right click on an empty space on your floorplan and select Display Settings > Work Area. Set the "Display Measures In" field to Imperial – inches only (22").
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  • Next, go to File > Preferences and select Display Tab Schemes. Verify that the "Unit" edit box is set to Imperial – inches only (22") as well.

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  • Close and re-open 2020 Design.
 

From Imperial to Metric:

  • Right click on an empty space on your floor plan and select Display Settings > Work Area. Set the "Display Measures In" field to Metric - millimeters (559).


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  • Next, go to File > Preferences and select Display Tab Schemes. Verify that the "Unit" edit box is set to Metric - millimeters (559) as well.

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  • Close and re-open 2020 Design.

Please note that dimensions for items will always display with the measurement with which the catalog was created. For example, Sample F will always display in imperial and Sample M will always display in metric regardless of the preference set.


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