How to set units in AutoCAD

As such, there are no units in AutoCAD, there are conventional units and each user himself implies the necessary dimension of these conventional units (mm, cm, m, inch, foot) when creating objects in the AutoCAD document.

However, you might want to insert objects from one document into another document, and document users created objects in them in different unit conventions (for example, one in millimeters of the other in inches). For the correct result when inserting objects from such documents it is necessary to perform scaling. The scale value depends on the physical meaning of the conventional unit of measurement, and it is set in the Format menu item Units.

In the insert Scale drop-down list, select the units in which objects are created in the current document.

The user can himself at any time pre-scale objects to the required units using the SCALE command (_scale). The magnitude of the scale depends on what units of measurement in which you want to convert. For example, to convert from millimeters to inches, the scale factor would be 0.03937.

You can also use the-DWGUNITS command to adjust the units and scale to the selected units.

How to print a drawing from AutoCAD to a jpg file

When working on drawings in AutoCAD, it is sometimes necessary to transfer these drawings in raster format (for example, jpg). Consider the option of how to do it.

Let’s say we have a drawing in Model space that needs to be translated into JPG format. To do this, select Print from the File menu.

In the window that appears, in the Printer/plotter group Name drop-down list, select the desired file format in which to «print» in this case JPG (or PDF, PNG, etc.). Next, in the Format drop-down list, select the resolution of the image that most clearly displays the contents of the drawing (depending on the size of the drawing).

Next on the list of What to print, select the Frame and select the dimensions of the drawing to be translated to JPG or print. After clicking OK, the program prompts you to specify the location and name of the file to be created. If you have questions you can ask in the comments.