About-Suppressing-Zeros-in-Dimensions

About Suppressing Zeros in Dimensions

About Suppressing Zeros in Dimensions

You can suppress leading and trailing zeros in the numeric portion of dimension text.
You can also specify the sub unit for the dimension distance.

If you suppress leading zeros in decimal dimensions, 0.500 becomes .500. If you suppress
trailing zeros, 0.500 becomes 0.5. You can suppress both leading and trailing zeros so that 0.5000 becomes .5 and 0.0000 becomes 0.

For dimension distances less than one unit, you can set the dimension distance to
display in sub units. If the distance is shown in m, you can set to display distances less than one m in cm or mm.

The table shows the effect of selecting each option and provides examples of the architectural
units style. If feet are included with a fractional inch, the number of inches is
indicated as zero, no matter which option you select. Thus, the dimension 4′-3/4″
becomes 4′-0 3/4″.

Zero suppression for feet and inches

Option

Effect

Examples

No options selected

Includes zero feet and zero inches

0′-0 1/2″

0′-6″

1′-0″

1′-0 3/4″

0 Inches selected

Suppresses zero inches (includes zero feet)

0′-0 1/2″

0′-6″

1′

1′-0 3/4″

0 Feet selected

Suppresses zero feet (includes zero inches)

1/2″

6″

1′-0″

1′-0 3/4″

0 Feet and 0 Inches selected

Suppresses zero feet and zero inches

1/2″

6″

1′

1′-0 3/4″

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