AutoCAD How to Change or Convert Units! – 2 Minute Tuesday

Hey Everybody,

Brandon here, back with another 2 Minute Tuesday post!

This week we are taking a look at one of the most commonly asked and potential frustrating issues to come across in AutoCAD. How do I Convert Units in AutoCAD?

It’s always surprising to me how often this question along with how to change units in Autocad comes up.

It seems like it should be easy and straightforward, but it isn’t.

It’s actually kind of hard to find the command and figure out exactly which options you want to be choosing in the process.

The method we walkthrough in the video below can be used to convert your drawings (dwg) units from one to another, from metric to imperial or from imperial to metric for example, effectively scaling all of your objects to the correct dimensions in the process.

I know this can be a bit confusing but I’m sure that by the end of the video you will have a handle on switching units easily in AutoCAD!

Check it out below or on Youtube here:


That’s all for today’s quick Autocad Tip, I hope I was able to help clear up unit conversion in AutoCAD a little bit and give you an easy to use tool for future drawings/design.

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Cheers and happy drafting!


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Brandon is a Civil Designer, Aspiring Blogger/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: