Many times when I’m designing in sketchup, either following a project design, idea or measurements from a video that are in inches, it’s quite confusing for us who did not learn into the imperial system but in metric to get the measurements accurate and loosing a mm there and there that ads up to a significant number.
Watching many videos either tutorial or projects etc. when they give dimensions some say i.e. 1/2 inch and transform this to 13mm… well we all know that an inch is 25.4mm so that number is not very correct.
In my mind since 3/4 is never anymore 19mm but mostly 18mm (at least where I come from) the 1/2 inch in my mind is always 12mm, which actually is less accurate than the 13mm… but since the wood sheets are labeled in imperial with metric measurements I had to think this way
Of course one way is to use an imperial measuring tape when you want to use fractions etc. but neither this is very helpful to me since I’m slow in thinking imperial and second the actual wood measurements in Europe are metric, and even so if I design something in imperial all my machine tape measures are in metric and having metric numbers with three digit decimals is impossible to get accurate unless you sneak into the measurement.
Love to here your thoughts, comments or how you go about it if in this situation?
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