SketchUp FAQ 02: How to change units in SketchUp

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Back with more from our SketchUp FAQ. I have looked at some of the things I get asked the most about SketchUp and put together a list of frequently asked questions to help out those of you that might be new to sketchup or have a few questions they want answered.   This week’s question is:

How do you change units in SketchUp?

You will be happy to know that this is a pretty easy task.
There are a couple of ways of doing this, one on start up to SketchUp, the other option is once you are in the model.

Option 1 – How to change units on startup of SketchUp

On startup an info box will come up asking for your project requirements. This can be switched off, so you may not always see this box come up, and if it doesn’t, you can move on to option 2.


Select the “Choose Template” button at the top of the box or the Template tab at the bottom of the box.   You can then select the template you would like to use, according to the type of units you would like to start modelling in. You can see some of the options below.


Option 2 – How to change units when you are working in the model

In this option, you navigate to “Window” in the top menu bar, and select “Model Info”.


In the model info box navigate to “Units”


From here you can select the units you would like to work with in your model.


I have created a quick video to show you how this works. — Watch the short video below:

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