How do I change the measurement on FreeCAD?

Can you change FreeCAD to inches?

Re: How do I set the default to inches? Go to Preferences -> General and under the Units tab, change the units to “Imperial decimal.” The unit system “US customary” switches units based on the size of the value.

How does FreeCAD measure distance?

There are several ways to invoke the command:

  1. Press the Std MeasureDistance button.
  2. Select the Tools → Measure distance option from the menu.

How do you measure parts in FreeCAD?


  1. Select any combination of two elements: vertices, edges, faces.
  2. Press the Measure Linear button. Use the MeasureMeasure Linear entry in the top menu.
  3. Alternatively the command can be launched without prior selection. …
  4. Measurements are automatically discarded when closing the document.

How do I change the grid size on FreeCAD?

Define the appearance of the grid in the Draft Preferences; go to the menu Edit → Preferences → Draft → Grid and snapping; set the “Grid size”, “Grid spacing” and “Main line every” options, then press OK.

How do you measure the diameter of a Freecad?

Short Video Demonstrating Usage:

  1. Step 1.) Select Draft Measure Tool from the Draft Toolbar.
  2. Step 2.) Click the “Select Edge” button from the Tasks Tab – Dimension Dialog.
  3. Step 3.) Click on the Circular Edge in the Document Window. Step 4.) Move the mouse to where you wish to position the ending arrow.
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How do I delete measurements in Freecad?

Invoke the command several ways:

  1. Press the Clear All button.
  2. Use the Measure → Clear All.
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