One of the most common questions we hear from someone just getting started with Onshape is “How do I change the default units?” Let’s take a look.

Setting the default units is done in your Account settings, which you can find by selecting your user name in the top right corner and clicking “Manage account.”

Click “Preferences” under your Account settings, and you will see an option for “Units.”

Select the units you prefer from the dropdown menu and click “Save units.” In the future, any Documents you create will have these units.

One last important note: This does not change the units of measurement for Documents you have already created. To do that, open the Document, select the Document menu in the top left corner, and click “Workspace units.”

Here, you can change the units of that individual Document.

That’s all it takes to change units in Onshape!