I have already set millimeters in document propertis, nevertheless the display units are meters

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Why and how to fix?

  • $\begingroup$ Dumb question but need to ask- is your model set to the correct units? Check your drafting standard, restart, then check for any SW updates. Then try creating a new drawing file. $\endgroup$
    – jko
    Sep 28, 2020 at 19:23
  • $\begingroup$ I don't have any model, I just created empty drawing $\endgroup$
    – Dims
    Sep 28, 2020 at 19:26
  • $\begingroup$ my parts come out in meters when I'm not correctly connected to my VPN, meaning SW falls back on its internal default template - check your template path, and check the templates are correct and in that location $\endgroup$ Sep 29, 2020 at 21:29

1 Answer 1


There are many possible culprits. One of them is the following.

Check in the lower right corner of your Solidworks window. you should see

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if you click on it, you should see the following menu.

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You might have pressed it accidentally.


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