Written by Cindra Drowne-Walsh
Do you use different forms of units within your projects/company and want to utilize your WBlocks in all projects quickly?
Example. A projects is Decimal Units and another projects in Metric Units, you have WBlocks created in Decimal Units and want to utilize then in a Metric unit DWG.
Steps to take for the conversion to work seamlessly.
- When creating a WBlock make sure a form of units that applies to the WBlock is defined in the WBlock dialog box / Insert Units drop down area.
*In this drawing example the WBlock Insert Units are set to Inches:
*Here is the WBlock example, Switch Plate drawn in Decimal units, the Insert units defined as Inches in the Write Block dialog box.
Imperial Units: X the metric conversion of Millimeters (24.5)
2.750 X 25.4 = 70.6120
4.500 X 25.4 = 114.3000
The suffix mm was added – within the Dimension Style manager / Primary Units tab / Linear Dimension area.
Hint: When creating a WBlock for your library stay consistent with the form of units you create them in. If you and your co-workers know all WBlocks are created in Inches they will know to check the Insertion Scale if inserting into a drawing with units other than Inches. Inches is the example option I chose to use your type of work will direct that choice.