# How do you draw in Imperial AutoCAD?

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## How do you draw imperial Units in AutoCAD?

Click the Units tab. Under Drawing Units, select the desired units. Various imperial and metric units are available. The units that you select determine the unit of measurement that each unit in your drawing represents.

## How do I change metric to imperial in AutoCAD?

In AutoCAD Architecture, the way to switch units is to change the profile you are working in.

1. Type OPTIONS into the command line.
2. Select the Profiles tab.
3. Select Architecture (US Imperial)
4. Click Set current.

The imperial method of measurement, known as British Imperial, was originally set by the British Weights and Measures Act of 1824. Most imperial drawings and/or models use yards, feet, and inches, where one yard is three feet, and a foot (plural = feet) is 12 inches.

## How do you convert from imperial to metric?

How to Convert Imperial to Metric

1. Find the right conversion number (see Metric – Imperial Conversion Charts)
2. Multiply.
3. If the answer is in the thousands or millions (or thousandths or millionths), then drop the zeros and use the correct prefix (see Metric Numbers)

## How do you convert CAD scales to metric?

Solution:

1. On the Dimension menu, click Style.
2. In the Dimension Style Manager, click New.
3. In the New Dimension Style dialog box, select a Name, Start With Style, and select Use For: All Dimensions. …
4. On the Primary Units tab, enter mm in the Suffix box and set the Scale Factor to 25.4 (there are 25.4 mm per inch).
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## What are the conversion rates for the metric system?

Length

Metric US or Imperial
1 millimeter [mm] 0.03937 in
1 centimeter [cm] 10 mm 0.3937 in
1 meter [m] 100 cm 1.0936 yd
1 kilometer [km] 1000 m 0.6214 mile

## How do you draw in cm in AutoCAD?

To Convert a Drawing from Inches to Centimeters

1. Click Drafting tab > Modify panel > Scale.
2. At the Select Objects prompt, enter all.
3. Enter a base point of *0,0. Scaling will be relative to the world coordinate system (WCS) origin and the location of the drawing origin will remain at the WCS origin.
4. Enter a scale factor.