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  1. #1
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    Default Units revert to metric system when editing inside groups!

    I will set units to "pixels" at the top or main level of a *.xar file, but then when I click into a group to edit a shape or whatever, the units will always revert to "centimeters" or something else.

    This must be a glitch, as I feel the main document's settings should, by default, cascade to sub layers or whatever they're called.

    Because this is used so often by me (graphics often must be precisely sized to the "pixel" unit to fit properly in social media divs & website boxes, or when designing vinyl decals, it's important to fit within the "inch" parameters of a surface on a machine or product), I went so far as to ask my company's IT dept to purchase the latest $300+ Designer program, thinking a newer release would fix this. It did not. That was a waste. So I'm stuck constantly clicking into groups (like the different decal groups on what will be a whole-machine vinyl plot), and having to into the Units settings each time to update them.

    I would assume this was an issue with my machine, but it's been the same across 3 different machines, and 2 different versions of Windows OS.

    Can someone fix this, or tell me how to make settings cascade from main (parent) document level to all sub (child) groups?

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Units revert to metric system when editing inside groups!

    You have to set the Rulers to pixels also as well as on page units
    Jim
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    Default Re: Units revert to metric system when editing inside groups!

    I recall this is a known bug so Xara might have it fixed in due course.

    Best idea is to raise a Xara Ticket directly. I agree it is frustrating for such a little problem not to have a quicker remedy.

    Acorn
    Acorn - My current Xara software: XDPX365, XDPX11 (32/64-bit), WD365 Premium, XPGD10, X3D7 and lots of licences back through time (to CC's Artworks)

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    Default Re: Units revert to metric system when editing inside groups!

    Yes a royal pita. You can type in values in the edit inside dimension windows however, fo example just type in 300px or 3in.
    Egg
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    Xara Designer Pro X (12 or 365)


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    Default Re: Units revert to metric system when editing inside groups!

    Should be fixed in next release.

    Phil

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    Default Re: Units revert to metric system when editing inside groups!

    Cheers for the good news Phil.
    Egg
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    Xara Designer Pro X (12 or 365)


 

 

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