



QCad supports various units for lengths and angles. This is because
craftsmen from different professions are used to different ways of
displaying numbers. QCad supports the most commonly used formats for
displaying lengths and angles and allows you to adjust the precision as
required.
Please refer also to chapter
Drawing Options to learn how to change
the unit of a drawing.
Metric Units
Angstrom (10 E10m),
Nanometers (10 E09m),
Microns (10 E06m),
Millimeters (0.001m),
Centimeters (0.01m),
Decimeters (0.1m),
Meters (1m),
Decameters (10m),
Hectometers (100m),
Kilometers (1000m),
Gigameters (10 E06m)
Imperial Units
Microinches (1/1 000 000 Inch),
Mil (1/1000 Inch),
Inch,
Feet (12 Inches),
Yards (3 Feet),
Mile (1 760 Yards)
Other Length Units
Astro (1.49600 * 10 E11 Meters),
Lightyear (9.4605 * 10 E15 Meters),
Parsec (3.0857 * 10 E16 Meters)
Formats for All Length
Decimal (e.g. 3.5)
Scientific (e.g. 3.5E+01)
Fractional (e.g. 3 1/2)
Additional Formats for Lengths in Inches
Engineering (e.g. 2'3.56")
Architectural (e.g. 2'3 5/64")
Degrees (full circle = 360°)
Radians (full circle = 2 ¶)
Gradians (full circle = 400g)
Decimal Degrees (e.g. 36.26°)
Degrees / Minutes / Seconds (e.g. 36°15'24")
Radians (e.g. 0.785r)
Gradians (e.g. 100g)