mcostello wrote:. the part I am attempting to draw is only 5 inches long with several small details. How do I get the scale off of feet and inches to some decent spaces between the inch marks?it ?
The best alternative is not to use the rulers at all, if you set your unit size in the application preference dialog (setting for all new drawings) or in drawing preferences dialog (settings for 'current drawing only!) then for example every thing you draw in your drawing window (Model Space) will be determined in length/size to the unit size you set beforehand!
Make sense ?
Lets say you set your unit size to millimetres and you draw a line and enter in the length field 120, then your line will be 120 mm long, it's as simple as that. Same with every other drawing tool you use, draw a circle in our same drawing (units set to MM) - radius 30 will give a circle with radius 30mm. zooming in and out without the rulers will not affect the size of things (entities - lines,circles, arc etc.).
Of course you can enter fractional units in the size fields -01/16, will give you a line which is a 16th of an inch long!
mcostello wrote:How do I make a hole with threads in it ?
Please explain more, internal or external thread?