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    Default metric drawing setup but blocks in feet

    I set up my drawing as a metric 1:500.
    I create an alignment and then add the station labels.
    When I check why the labels are so small the properties show the units in feet.
    I don't know if this is a "cad issue" or not.
    I have only started using land companion 2009 so I'm not sure what issues there are

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    Default Re: metric drawing setup but blocks in feet

    Look in the options section under User Preferences. There's a section called insertion scale.
    Both should probably be set to Unitless. In addition, it's possible that the block itself is designed as feet.

    There is also a System Variable called INSUNITS, INSUNITSDEFSOURCE, INSUNITSDEFTARGET that could be set either to unitless or to Meters.

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    Default Re: metric drawing setup but blocks in feet

    After some research all over the web I found the same answer as you posted (couple different web sites and some time). I knew that the block was in metres.
    I would caution people that you check the settings for INSUNITS INSUNITSDEFSOURCE, INSUNITSDEFTARGET before you start using companion.

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