Entering Fractions in the Edit Dimension (New) dialog box

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Matthew Perry
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Entering Fractions in the Edit Dimension (New) dialog box

Hello,

I want to change a wall length from 19' 5" to 18' 4 1/2".

I right click on the dimension number (19' 5") and the edit dimension dialog box appears.

In the "New" box I try to type in 18' 4 1/2".

It will not let me type in the 1/2"

So, my question is what do I need to do to enter a fraction when editing a dimension.

Thanks.

Mike Landry
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You would enter .50 for 1/2"

You would enter .50 for 1/2"

 

Mike

Matthew Perry
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Got it thanks.....no

Got it thanks.....no fractions allowed....only decimals.

 

JAandCompany LLC
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Fractions being rounded up

I thought I'd put this question on this post since it was related

 

When I make a dimension with a fraction of an inch (whether shown as 1/2 or .5) on the drawing it does not display the partial inch amount but when I select the dimension it shows it in the dialog box... Where do make the change so it shows fractions of an inch on the drawing.

 

Seems like an odd feature to turn off.

 

HA!

 

While typing this, I just remembered that to Fillet/join to walls together at a corner you press "F".  I think I may have typed 'ctrl+F' recently. Checked that and sure enough.

 

'ctrl+F' turns on and off fractions.

 

I still have no idea where you would find this in the file menu but problem solved.

 

Thanks,

Adam

Bill Wimberley
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Toggle Fractions

Options Tab, Show Fractions

 

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