Whenever I move an object in blender in unit mode(Imperial), it always make it in feet. For example, if I type G Y 12, it will move 12 feet. How can I make it move 12 inches instead?

  • $\begingroup$ @cegaton I tried that, It didn't work $\endgroup$ Dec 18, 2014 at 15:39
  • $\begingroup$ try typing the transform->loacation tab 12". that should work $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Dec 18, 2014 at 15:41
  • $\begingroup$ @cgeaton No, am I doing something wrong? $\endgroup$ Dec 18, 2014 at 15:43
  • $\begingroup$ i.stack.imgur.com/iqhpb.gif $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Dec 18, 2014 at 15:45
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    $\begingroup$ G Y 1 will give you one foot (12")... I've never liked imperial... $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Dec 18, 2014 at 15:54

1 Answer 1


When performing any action (such grabbing) that has a number input during the modal operator; you must first press = or NumPad * to enable advanced input for the units.
By default the number input for the modal operators is set to simple, that is why typing in any units after the value does not work.

I would highly suggest everybody reads the release notes for the number input feature

  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I knew it has to be possilble $\endgroup$ Dec 18, 2014 at 16:20
  • $\begingroup$ @GiantCowFilms Like I said I had not figured this one out scene 2.70. Thank you for giving me the incentive to learn it. $\endgroup$
    – David
    Dec 18, 2014 at 16:22

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