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Use hyphens only to distinguish fractions from whole inches. You can’t use spaces while specifying a dimension. For example, you can specify eight feet, four and one-half inches as 8′4–1/2″ or 8′4.5 but not as 8′-4 1/2″.

## How do you write feet and inches with fractions in AutoCAD?

To draw in feet and inches in AutoCAD, **go the the Drawing Utilities section then Units**. From here you can change the type to Architectural. You can also set your desired precision in fractions of an inch.

## How do you write a fraction of an inch?

The symbol for fractions of inches when writing them is the quote mark, ” **after the fraction**. So 1/4 of an inch is written 1/4″. Fractions need to be reduced when writing them down. It is accurate to say that one half of an inch is 4/8, but it is incorrect to write it that way.

## How do you type 1/2 inch in AutoCAD?

**In AutoCAD you can enter a vulgar fraction (partly also in DText or block attributes) in 4 ways:**

- trivia: using three characters “1”, “/”, “2”
- using a unicode character: e.g. “1/2” has a code U+00BD, “1/4” can be entered as U+00BC, “3/4” can be entered as U+00BE (you have to choose one of the Unicode fonts)

## How do you unstack dimensions in AutoCAD?

**Solution:**

- Double-click the stacked text, or select the text, right-click, and select Mtext Edit.
- In the Text Formatting dialog box, right-click the stacked characters.
- Click Stack Properties.
- Click the AutoStack button.
- Uncheck the Enable AutoStacking check box.

## How do I convert feet and inches to AutoCAD?

**How Do I Draw in Feet and Inches in AutoCAD?**

- Click the AutoCAD Icon in the top-left corner of the AutoCAD interface.
- Click the Drawing Utilities section.
- Click Units.
- Click the drop-down menu below Type and select Architectural.
- Click OK to confirm the change.

## How is CM written?

The **centimeter** can be written as cm. While calculating the surface area of an object, the unit of measurement becomes cm^{2}. While measuring the volume of an object, the unit of measurement becomes cm^{3}.