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### changing drawing element dims from fractional to decimal

Posted: **Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:56 pm**

by **mooneya**

Hello, For a given circle, lets say, I want to change the center location to decimals, instead of fractions. How do I do that?

Thanks,

Abe

### Re: changing drawing element dims from fractional to decimal

Posted: **Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:23 pm**

by **Clive**

mooneya wrote:Hello, For a given circle, lets say, I want to change the center location to decimals, instead of fractions. How do I do that?

Thanks,

Abe

Hi mooneya and welcome

In QCAD 2 go to Edit > Current Drawing Preferences > Dimensions > Format

In QCAD 3 go to Edit > Drawing Preferences > Dimension settings > Label Format

### Re: changing drawing element dims from fractional to decimal

Posted: **Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:04 pm**

by **Husky**

mooneya wrote:Hello, For a given circle, lets say, I want to change the center location to decimals, instead of fractions. How do I do that?

Thanks,

Abe

Hi Abe,

a Dim changing only for the circle - rest of the drawing should stay in Fractions?

### Re: changing drawing element dims from fractional to decimal

Posted: **Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:42 pm**

by **Clive**

The following is based on **QCAD 3**

One 'Workaround' you could use is:

### Re: changing drawing element dims from fractional to decimal

Posted: **Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:17 pm**

by **Husky**

Or ....

... select the Circle dimension - check the "Property editor" for "Geometry" and type in the "Label" Field 5.0625 - done!

### Re: changing drawing element dims from fractional to decimal

Posted: **Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:30 pm**

by **Clive**

Yes of course you could do it this way - but you first need to determine the metric equivalent in order to type in the amount needed.

- and it would take you a long time if you had lots and lots of dimensions to change!

But as you say this is another way to do it - agreed

### Re: changing drawing element dims from fractional to decimal

Posted: **Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:00 pm**

by **Husky**

clive wrote:Yes of course you could do it this way - but you first need to determine the metric equivalent in order to type in the amount needed.

- and it would take you a long time if you had lots and lots of dimensions to change!

But as you say this is another way to do it - agreed

We don't really know what his goal is - his question is really generic. Both ways are working fine - he will pick the right one for his goal

.

Now I have to think about the necessarily of a metric equivalent ...

### Re: changing drawing element dims from fractional to decimal

Posted: **Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:20 pm**

by **Clive**

Yes very true Husky, only Abe can tell us more.

### Re: changing drawing element dims from fractional to decimal

Posted: **Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:58 pm**

by **mooneya**

Thanks Clive!

I have changed my preferences to show decimals both as dimensions and properties of elements. Thank you all for your support. Sorry it took so long to get back to this. Busy busy busy, you know.

Abe

### Re: changing drawing element dims from fractional to decimal

Posted: **Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:50 pm**

by **Clive**

Abe - your welcome, glad you got it sorted out.

Enjoy QCAD