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Inches still appearing when metric specified.
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* April 24, 2017, 11:47:15 AM
2016 deluxe, w7
This bug has been around since before v7.
When setting up a new paper space the page setup is changed to inches. I am only working in metric, have never used inches. Space units and every other setting I can find are set to metric.
To make matters worse this bug overflows into other settings, such as multiplying all the dimension settings by 25.4.

Since it takes 50 mouse/keyboard clicks/strokes to set up a page to print, this extra problem is most annoying.

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* April 24, 2017, 09:46:32 PM
#1
Try running a page setup wizard set the units to metric and page through to save. This sets the default for your system and you hopefully won't have the problem again unless you clear the built in folder.

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Nikki
TC20 platinum
TC 2015 platinum
TC 2017 with lightworks


* April 24, 2017, 09:54:01 PM
#2
See also: Page Setup Wizard in the Wiki.

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015, 2016, 2017
Designer, Deluxe, Expert, Basic, Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10, 64-bit


* April 25, 2017, 02:09:34 AM
#3
Tried page wizard, but tc is still changing the printer setup to "letter" (in inches).

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* April 25, 2017, 12:52:15 PM
#4
Tried page wizard, but tc is still changing the printer setup to "letter" (in inches).

You could change some settings in the TurboCAD Explorer. Expand "Settings", then "Built-In", then scroll down to "Drawing_Defaults". Look for "$PAPERHMS" and "$PAPERWMS" for the Model Space print settings, "$PAPERH" and "$PAPERW" for the Paper Space print settings. For an A4 sheet, change the height/width values to 2100 & 2970. A "New from scratch" drawing will have the metric sizes. Templates will have the settings they were originally set at; probably English.

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015, 2016, 2017
Designer, Deluxe, Expert, Basic, Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10, 64-bit