entering offset values with a fractional inch

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by WildWhiteNocho, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. I am teaching myself acad. I have v.2000 on an xp-pro machine. I have
    used arris cad for years. In an effort to find this answer I have read
    a lot of the Help files but haven't found an answer.
    My question is: when offsetting a line, I want to enter a value with
    feet, inches and fractional inch. I usually enter the value like 9'-1
    1/8": there is is space between 1 and 1/8. of course acad reads this
    as a CR and sets a value. How do I get the fractional value in without
    resorting to decimal values? It has to be a simple solution. Is it in
    the user settings? Thanks
    WildWhiteNocho, Nov 24, 2007
  2. WildWhiteNocho

    Janice G Guest

    You are correct. It is a simple solution.

    put a dash ( - ) between the inch numeral and the fraction

    This is what I would type:


    No need to put the ( " ) tick marks either. You knew it was easy, and it is.

    PS The drawing units are set for architectural - not decimal.

    Janice G, Nov 24, 2007
  3. Janice.
    Thanks so much for solution. I do have my user settings in
    architectural, I was beginning to think everyone must be entering
    values like 9.09' and were superquick at converting values from
    fraction to decimal. Regards,
    WildWhiteNocho, Nov 24, 2007
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