Siemens NX

Dual Dimensioning (mm/inches) in NX Drafting

In NX drafting, You can show dimensions both in imperial (inch) and metric (mm)  systems. 

You can convert existing dimensions or create new dual dimensions.

To change dimension to dual dimension.

  1. Click the right mouse button on the dimension,
  2. Click on the Settings on the opening list
  3. Select the “Dual” on the left panel in the “Settings” dialog box.
  4. Check on the box near the “Show Dual Dimension” under the “Format” tab
  5. The dimension will be changed and show a dual dimension in the NX graphics window.
  6. Close The settings dialog box.

To create new dimensions with dual dimensions on the existing file.

  1. Open the “Drafting Preferences”.
    File => Preferences => Drafting
  2. Select the “Dual” on the left panel by using the path of:
    Dimension => Dual
  3. Check on the box near the “Show Dual Dimension”
  4. Click “Ok” to apply changes and close the dialog box.

To create dual dimensions on the new parts you should change the drafting standards in the customer defaults.

  1. Open the “Customer Defaults”
  2. Select the “Drafting” on the Left Panel.
  3. Click on the “Customize Standard” under the Standard Tab.
  4. Select the “Dual” on the left panel by using the path of:
    Dimension => Dual
  5. Check on the box near the “Show Dual Dimension”
  6. Click “Save” to apply changes. Then close the “Customize Drafting Standard” dialog box.
  7. Close the “Customer Defaults” dialog box.
  8. Restart NX.

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