This may be a very simple question but...
We have a number of drawings from 3rd parties that have different unit setups. For example, in one drawing 1 unit = 1 meter, in another 1 unit = 1 mm, in another, 1 unit = 1 micron...
We use the ID and DIST commands a lot in AutoCAD 2007 LT for measuring distances for use in developing some visualisations. It would be much easier if, when using the DIST command, the result was always returned in (say) meters. The UNITS command does not allow this kind of control, and there is no clear way of being able to achieve this without actually rescaling the whole drawing, which is not really what we want to do. Instead, we just want to be able to read/refer to measurements in a more sensible/unified way, rather than having to do in-the-head calculations to divide or multiply by 10/100/1000/1000,000 all the time.
So, is this possible? What is the best/easiest/most efficient way to do this?
Hopefully someone will be able to help?