Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by GarethW, Feb 9, 2010.
I agree - it would make much more sense. Anyone know why they did this?
At college, in the early 60's we were taught in the imperial system but all the companies I have worked in have used the metric system. I still work in both especially when it comes to fits etc: for example 0.01mm, I think of about 4 tenths of a thou.
If I could redesign time I would make a minute 100 seconds and an hour 100 minutes.
(That way I could get to the pub and back in my lunch â€˜hourâ€™)
If I had control over time there would only be two days in a week Friday when I get paid and Sunday when I don't work
As for Units of measure I don't really know what all the fuss is about if you don't know how to convert from one unit to another, simple just Google Online Conversions and let the software do it for you
Either unit system is fine for rough dimensional design...once it's time to calculate loads SI units are superior in my opinion. After we get this debate settled, can we tackle 1st angle vs 3rd angle projections? My vendors are split between the US and Europe; if not for the solid model, we be tripped up by projection angle all the time.
I vote metric. The imperial system is more intuitive for me, since I grew up in the US, but for doing any calculations metric is the only way to go.
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