This update allows you to switch quickly between inches and millimeters as you plot or define a page setup. The other dialog box options now change to display the unit of measurement setting you specify.
Description of Problem
In AutoCAD® 2005, the Plot and Page Setup dialog boxes have been modified so that the units of measurement displayed in the dialog box depend on whether an imperial or metric paper size is selected. However, some countries such as Canada use a combination of imperial-sized paper and metric measurements. This update modifies the Plot and Page Setup dialog boxes to reintroduce a setting in the Plot Scale area that controls the units of measurement display, independent of paper size.
Selecting inches or millimeters in the drop-down list changes the unit display in the following areas:
The Plot Scale area
The Plot Offset area
The printable area image and its tooltip description
Selecting a paper size continues to change the unit type displayed in the dialog box to correspond to the most common unit type associated with that paper. For example, choosing Letter paper size changes the displayed descriptions to imperial units (inches). With this update, however, you can override the default unit type for the paper size you have chosen by selecting Millimeters or Inches from the drop-down list in the Plot Scale area.
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