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    Default Imperial & metric Block Libraries

    I’m trying to get feedback on block libraries.
    Do mostCAD managers have and maintain a library for imperial and one for metric?
    Thanks for the input.

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    Default Re: Imperial & metric Block Libraries

    Quote Originally Posted by Louis G View Post
    I’m trying to get feedback on block libraries.
    Do mostCAD managers have and maintain a library for imperial and one for metric?
    Thanks for the input.
    We're actually in the process of rethinking this. What we're leaning towards is sort of a split.:
    • Things that have real world dimensions, like chairs and light fixtures, etc, - one library, using INSUNITS to handle scaling on insert.
    • Annotative stuff - multiple libraries. If your text height in imperial is, for example, 3/32" and you let ACAD handle the scaling, you will get 2.38125 mm. We've found that the staff tend to "correct" that to 2.3, or 2.4, or 2.5, or 2.25 - because the number looks ugly. Unfortunately, they don't correct it consistently, we'll get all those values in one set of drawings. So, we're moving towards separate libraries for annotation.
    Last edited by c.prettyman; 2010-07-30 at 04:14 PM.

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    Default Re: Imperial & metric Block Libraries

    Thanks for the input Charles.

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