How can I translate or extrude something in inches? If I hit E or G then type a value, it's taken as feet, and if I try to type in ", it's simply ignored.
I live in metric land, but I do understand imperial units quite well. I usually don't bother setting Blender to anything but the default BU; I simply take 1 BU as 1 m.
Now I'm trying to model something whose measurements are defined in feet and inches (a pool table with several randomly placed balls). I see several workarounds to the above problem.
Model in BU and scale down properly once I'm done.
Take 1 BU = 1".
Convert the measurements (or use the converted measurements from the WPA site), and model by the conversions.
However, I want to model it directly in feet and inches. If nothing else, I might learn something new: working with imperial units in Blender.