# DIMZIN: What is the complete list of settings?

So I had a drawing which was not working at all correctly. All my dimstyles were correct but “dim/update” would not display the 0 inches I wanted. Turns out the DIMZIN was set to 8. However, I never in my life heard of this command/variable and had to do some serious digging to figure it out.

I ended up pulling a drawing I knew worked correctly- it’s DIMZIN was 11. I reset the problem drawing to 11 and it works fine now. However, 11 is not listed as an option in the Autodesk list of options.

More curious, I pulled a metric drawing from another project: DIMZIN is 9.

So what is the complete list of all possible variables?

Hi there,

According to AutoCAD Knowledgebase:

# DIMZIN (System Variable)

Controls the suppression of zeros in the primary unit value.

Type: | Integer |

Saved in: | Drawing |

Initial value: | 0 (imperial) or 8 (metric) |

Values 0-3 affect feet-and-inch dimensions only:

Value |
Description |
---|---|

0 |
Suppresses zero feet and precisely zero inches |

1 |
Includes zero feet and precisely zero inches |

2 |
Includes zero feet and suppresses zero inches |

3 |
Includes zero inches and suppresses zero feet |

4 |
Suppresses leading zeros in decimal dimensions (for example, 0.5000 becomes .5000) |

8 |
Suppresses trailing zeros in decimal dimensions (for example, 12.5000 becomes 12.5) |

12 |
Suppresses both leading and trailing zeros (for example, 0.5000 becomes .5) |

These values can be combined by just adding the values;

so 11 would mean 8 + 3

8:Suppresses trailing zeros in decimal dimensions (for example, 12.5000 becomes 12.5)

3:Includes zero inches and suppresses zero feet

The following data obtained from:

http://help.autodesk.com/view/ACD/2017/ENU/?guid=GUID-A1860981-FE1C-4947-927B-7CD6B8CEF8EE

Hope this helps