# How do you enter feet in AutoCAD?

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## How do you enter feet and inches?

A. Usually, a hyphen is unnecessary: write “five feet, two inches tall,” “five feet, two inches,” “five foot two,” and so forth. But a hyphen is helpful in expressions such as “five-two.” If you write 5′2″, there’s no space after the sign for feet (a prime symbol).

## How do I convert AutoCAD to inches?

Solution:

1. Open the Dimension Style Manager using DIMSTY.
2. Select the dimension style in use.
3. Select Modify.
4. Navigate to the Primary Units tab.
5. Set Unit Format to Decimal.
6. Set the Precision to be displayed. For whole inches, set the Precision to 0.
7. In the Suffix box, add the inch symbol (“).
8. Press OK.

## How do you draw feet in AutoCAD?

To draw in feet and inches in AutoCAD, go the the Drawing Utilities section then Units. From here you can change the type to Architectural. You can also set your desired precision in fractions of an inch.

## How do you change from mm to feet in AutoCAD?

On the Dimension menu, click Style. In the Dimension Style Manager, click New. In the New Dimension Style dialog box, select a Name, Start With Style, and select Use For: All Dimensions. … 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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## How do you write inches?

The international standard symbol for inch is in (see ISO 31-1, Annex A) but traditionally the inch is denoted by a double prime, which is often approximated by double quotes, and the foot by a prime, which is often approximated by an apostrophe. For example; three feet, two inches can be written as 3′ 2″.

## How do you measure in AutoCAD?

To measure area:

1. Tap MEASURE.
2. Choose Area.
3. Specify points. Use object snaps for precision.
4. When finished selecting points, press Enter.

Create a Linear Dimension with Angled Extension Lines

1. Click Annotate tab Dimensions panel Linear. Find.
2. Specify the first and second extension line origin.
3. At the prompt, enter r (Rotated).
4. Enter an angle for the dimension line.
5. Click to place the dimension line.

## Why is my dimension text so small in AutoCAD?

In the dimension manage under the text tab, what is your text height set to in that dialog? If it is . 125, change it to 3.0625. And in STYLE dialog set your text height to 0, and the dimension height will control your text universally in that drawing.

## Is it a foot or inch?

For feet, a single apostrophe is used (‘). For inches, a double apostrophe is used (”). Here’s an example. 5′ 6″.

## How do you write 5 feet 8 inches?

For example, 5 inches, 8 feet, 5 ounces, 100 pounds, etc. Just like Chicago Manual Style, you can use a hyphen as well if the dimension is an adjective before nouns: 8-foot pole, the 10-ounce crackers, the 170-pound dog, etc. The third rule is you don’t need hyphens if you’re describing someone’s height.

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