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NX3 Units

NX3 Units

NX3 Units

(OP)
I just resently got NX3, how do i change the units from millimeters to inches, so that everytime i open UG it always opens as inches? I tryied using Customer Defaults, but it just donesn't seem to change anything, please help.

Thanks.

RE: NX3 Units

(OP)
Is it possible that it was an option during the installation?

RE: NX3 Units

Customer Defaults REQUIRE that you restart UG before they will take effect.  Are you doing this?  If so, are you SURE you have permissions to change the defaults, meaning do you have write permission so they can be saved?

Tim Flater
Senior Designer
Enkei America, Inc.
www.enkei.com

RE: NX3 Units

(OP)
Well I can notice some changes using the Customer Default, in drafting my dimensioning style is changed into inches, and also when I select default or default all on the annotation preference I can notice some changes that I had set under Customer Default, but I know that the part is still in millimeters, because when I select the object to retrieve information, it is analyzed in mm and when I create the part in modeling it is being created in mm.

RE: NX3 Units

Are you restarting UG after making the necessary changes?  The setting that you wish to make into Inches is Initial Part Units.  Now, if you've already created & saved a part in metric, it's NOT going to change over to Inch upon changing the customer defaults.  It doesn't work that way.  The customer defaults are for (the most part) NEW parts only.

Tim Flater
Senior Designer
Enkei America, Inc.
www.enkei.com

RE: NX3 Units

If you have a part that was created in metric, look in the documentation and you will find a command line to convert metric parts to inch and visa-versa, using a command prompt window.

RE: NX3 Units

Yes.  I think it's called ug_convert.  Do a search in the documentation & it should get you going.

Tim Flater
Senior Designer
Enkei America, Inc.
www.enkei.com

RE: NX3 Units

(OP)
Thanks for your input, that helped.

RE: NX3 Units

lokedo,

I be picky here, but you really need to be careful how you word your questions.  Your initial question was how to set the units so that UG opens the same every time....well, given that question, the answer is via the customer defaults.  However, had you asked how to change the units of an EXISTING UG part, the answer would have been using the ug_convert utility.

Not picking on you, just informing you that part of the solution to a particular problem may lie within the question that is asked. [thumbsup2

Tim Flater
Senior Designer
Enkei America, Inc.
www.enkei.com

RE: NX3 Units

(OP)
Actually i was more thanking for the input, I learn something new about using ug_convert. I didn't use ug_convert to solve this problem, the problem was that in our company NX3 is connected with IMAN, and on iman there's an option to switch form metric to inches, and during the installation of NX3, my settings of inches was changed to metric. So i was able to work with inches, but still have my part in metric.

RE: NX3 Units

Well, leaving that bit of information out made a big difference in the response as well...see what I mean? ;)

Tim Flater
Senior Designer
Enkei America, Inc.
www.enkei.com

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