I am trying to stay ahead of the next project that I think is going to be handed to me. We were recently purchased by an overseas company and they want all our drawings converted to metric. Internally we are discussing how to best accomplish this task and right now there appears to be three ideas.1) Use dual dimensions (inch and metric). I think I can handle the api to accomplish this but I think the drawing will get very cluttered very quickly.
2) Every drawing have two sheets, one for inch one or metric. I do not know how to do this via the api. There does not seem to be api call for "copy sheet" so I guess I would have to create a new sheet and copy each view individually and then also copy all the entities from the sheet, including the bom. And of course everything needs to be placed on the new sheet in the same location as the original sheet. Anyone have some examples how to accomplish this or any portion of this?3) Every drawing have two seperate drawing documents (file names 123-inch and 123-metric). I think I can handle this option as well, except for how to copy the drawing document to a new file name. I would prefer to not do it with "save as copy", although I am not sure why that bothers me.
I would really appreciate any guidance on how to accomplish, especially option 2) which I think so far has more support than the other options.