Not sure if this question belongs (Please tell me if it isn't)

I have an AutoCAD drawing that is in centimeters, and every time I insert a dimension, it appears in centimeters (which makes sense since the unit is set to centimeters in "Drawing Utilities") but is there a way to make the dimensions appear in meters while keeping the unit system in the drawing in centimeters?

*I Use AutoCAD 2014

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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about CAD drafting software with no apparent GIS component. – Chris W Nov 18 '14 at 20:54
  • I will add that yes, you can specify a different unit in your dim style than that used in the actual drawing file. It should be pretty easy to figure out from the help files, but I haven't touched AutoCAD in a while and I don't recall the exact steps/dialog and it might have changed with the interface. – Chris W Nov 18 '14 at 21:39
  • Format>Drawing Units Length Angle etc can be changed. AutoCAD Map 3D is a full GIS autodesk.com/products/autocad-map-3d/overview – Mapperz Nov 18 '14 at 21:44
  • @mapperz I believe that would change the actual file units, not just the dimension units, which the asker specifically said he did NOT want to do. And yes, Map 3D is a GIS, but this particular question doesn't seem related to any GIS function, just a drafting one. I view it as similar to all the Python and Excel related questions that get closed; opinions may differ of course. – Chris W Nov 18 '14 at 23:35
  • @ChrisW Thanks for the reply I checked all the options in the "Dimension style" window but found no way of changing units. Source: dummies.com/how-to/content/… – Taher Elhouderi Nov 19 '14 at 19:55

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