Quick Sunday blog on forcing, or setting your Inventor document units, with iLogic.
Last week, I spent some time with Autodesk Inventor users, who have had a few issues with imported files, or files supplied by others. This can be anything from the wrong units, to a preference for Grams over Kilograms on Metric files.
Setting units manually is really simple, navigate to “Tools > Document Settings > Units” and set them from there.
The iLogic code below sets your assembly or part Length units to Millimetres and Mass units to Grams. I have included all of the other Length and Mass units (commented out), so that you can customise this code to suit your needs.
'Code by @ClintBrown3D 'Originally posted at https://clintbrown.co.uk/force-unit-type-with-ilogic Dim doc = ThisDoc.Document 'Exit if Drawing file If doc.DocumentType = 12292 Then Return End If 'Set Inventor Units oLengthType = 11269 'Millimeters 'oLengthType = 11272 'Inches 'oLengthType = 11273 'Foot 'oLengthType = 11268 'Centrimeters 'oLengthType = 11270 'Metres 'oLengthType = 11271 'Micron doc.UnitsOfMeasure.LengthUnits = oLengthType oMassType = 11284 'Grams 'oMassType = 11283 'Kilograms 'oMassType = 11285 'Slug 'oMassType = 11286 'lbs doc.UnitsOfMeasure.MassUnits = oMassType
For more on units in Inventor, Fusion 360 and AutoCAD check out my blog post by clicking on the image below: