For users that need to work with “mixed units” (using “inch” pipe sizes, but lengths and dimensions in millimeters), this can be set within the Standards Manger module.

SPOOLCAD works in both the metric system, using millimeters, and in the English system, using feet and inches. And the two systems can be combined (mixed) for those who need to see both!

Simply open the Standards Manager and create a new standard (aka project) with the following settings:

Standards Manager Unit Settings
Setting the display/working units for the standard (aka project)

When a new spool is created using this standard, the displayed size units in the toolbar and BOM will be in inches, but the dimensions and pipe lengths will be in millimeters and meters as seen below:

Display/working Units
Sample: Even though the display units are in inches, the dimensions and pipe lengths in the BOM are in millimeters

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