Does AutoCAD measure in inches?

Yes, AutoCAD can measure in inches.

AutoCAD supports various units of measurement, including inches, which is essential for projects requiring imperial measurements.

Detailed Explanation:

  1. Unit Flexibility: AutoCAD allows users to work in different units, like inches, millimeters, meters, etc.
  2. Setting Units:
    • Step 1: Open the drawing.
    • Step 2: Type ‘UNITS’ in the command line and press Enter.
    • Step 3: In the Units dialog box, select ‘Inches’ as the unit type.
    • Step 4: Adjust precision as needed and click OK.
  3. Drawing and Measuring: After setting inches as the unit, all measurements, drawing tools, and dimensions will use inches.


  • Consistency: Ensure consistent unit settings throughout your drawing for accuracy.
  • Unit Conversion: Be mindful when importing or referencing drawings with different unit settings. AutoCAD may require unit conversion for consistency.