## View Poll Results: How do you draw. Metric or Millimetric?

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• Metre

4 13.79%
• Millimetre

10 34.48%
• Both M & mm

6 20.69%
• Inches

3 10.34%
• Feet

6 20.69%

# Thread: Do you draw in Metres or Millimetres?

1. ## Do you draw in Metres or Millimetres?

I wonder which is much popular, to draw in meters, or to draw in millimeter.
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For me I draw in meters, that is 1m=1 autocad unit. to get rid of 3 zeros when you draw it in millimeters. I think its faster. Just imagine how many times you input measurements in a day.
The books said Metric system is to draw 1m by 1000units. I beg to disagree. 1/1000th of a meter is a millimeter, and therefore I call their method as "millimetric" and not "metric".
I see more new generation users to use meters, and old-fashioned users stick to millimeters. How about you? Where do you belong?

2. ## Re: Do you draw in Metres or Millimetres?

Originally Posted by arshiel88
I wonder which is much popular, to draw in meters, or to draw in millimeter.
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For me I draw in meters, that is 1m=1 autocad unit. to get rid of 3 zeros when you draw it in millimeters. I think its faster. Just imagine how many times you input measurements in a day.
The books said Metric system is to draw 1m by 1000units. I beg to disagree. 1/1000th of a meter is a millimeter, and therefore I call their method as "millimetric" and not "metric".
I see more new generation users to use meters, and old-fashioned users stick to millimeters. How about you? Where do you belong?
What is a Milli.....millimeter..?
I'll go with decimal feet. or surveyors foot. whatever they call it these days. Civil engineering sometimes uses Meters but not very often.

:Cheers:

3. ## Re: Do you draw in Metres or Millimetres?

For me each modelspace unit is a metre, each paperspace unit is a millimetre. I'm not sure what book you refer to, but a meter is what you park your car beside and put coins in; a metre is a unit of linear measure.

The system is SI

4. ## Re: Do you draw in Metres or Millimetres?

Originally Posted by scott.wilcox
For me each modelspace unit is a metre, each paperspace unit is a millimetre. I'm not sure what book you refer to, but a meter is what you park your car beside and put coins in; a metre is a unit of linear measure.

The system is SI

Meter is a unit of measurement. you didn't scroll down far enough.
see quote below from above website.....LOL

1) The recurrence of a pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables.
2) A device used to measure and record the amount of electricity used by a consumer.
3) The pattern in which a steady succession of rhythmic pulses is organized.

<LI>4) unit of length measurement in the metric system, equal to 39.37 inches.

5. ## Re: Do you draw in Metres or Millimetres?

We use Meters in a Site Plan and Millimeters in a building plan.

6. ## Re: Do you draw in Metres or Millimetres?

Originally Posted by scott.wilcox
For me each modelspace unit is a metre, each paperspace unit is a millimetre. I'm not sure what book you refer to, but a meter is what you park your car beside and put coins in; a metre is a unit of linear measure.

The system is SI
The modern Metric System, known as "System International " (SI) was established
by international agreement in 1960. It is the international standard of
measurement and the system mandated by the Metric Conversion Act for use in the
United States.

Architectural GRAPHIC Standards

It's basically the same.

7. ## Re: Do you draw in Metres or Millimetres?

Arughhhhhhhhhhhh Metric..... Mulitples of 10.......
I'm stuck in imperial, I only use metric if it's the last resort... Try telling a sparky you need 7.62 meters of cable pulled.. }-As the crickets start to chip-{ you say 25' then the crickets go away.

8. ## Re: Do you draw in Metres or Millimetres?

Originally Posted by techdon
We use Meters in a Site Plan and Millimeters in a building plan.
So when you paste the building plan to the site plan you need to rescale it by 0.001? Remember dimensions are all screwed up when scaling drawings. They retain their dimension style until you changed them.

I rarely met users who use two different methods in drawing. Maybe, it is drawn in the same method, but with a different Measurement Scale Factor. (system variable DIMLFAC). Correct me if I'm wrong.

9. ## Re: Do you draw in Metres or Millimetres?

Originally Posted by techdon
We use Meters in a Site Plan and Millimeters in a building plan.
Same here and I also use Inches and Feet..

10. ## Re: Do you draw in Metres or Millimetres?

Originally Posted by andy.manninen

Meter is a unit of measurement. you didn't scroll down far enough.
see quote below from above website.....LOL
Check here

QUANTITY, NAME, SYMBOL
length metre (meter): m (the correct English spelling of the unit is "metre", but the variant "meter" is frequently used in the United States) mass kilogram: kg time second: s electric current ampere: A thermodynamic temperature kelvin: K amount of substance mole: mol luminous intensity candela: cd

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