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How to make the measuring grid larger?

When starting the blender, there is always a cube on the floor. The floor is actually a grid. My question is how to make this grid bigger so that we can measure big stuff?
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How to make gravity respect the scale in Scene > Units?

I need to assume 1 BU = 1 cm, for use with Unreal Engine. That's because I can't use the FBX exporter's "Scale" value - it's not recognized properly in Unreal. In Scene's settings, I chose Metric and ...
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Ideal camera settings to approximate human eye?

As far as things such as Focal Length, Sensor Size, etc., what are the ideal camera settings in blender that most closely approximate the human eye? Right now, everything in my scene seems like it is ...
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How can I ensure a minimal precision of 1cm in my project?

I'm working on a project for some architects. I have following requirement: The maximal allowed error is 1cm. Many people will work on that plan for some years. I think every Object/Vertex may be ...
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Why is my object in blender bigger by approximately a factor 10 than in my CAD program?

I export my CAD models, which I create on Creo 2.0 (originally called Wildfire 5.0) as STL files, and import them into blender. But when I compare their sizes, ...
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Blender Loop cuts and vertices measurement

I have some problems when adjusting loop cuts and when I extrude the vertices of loop cuts. When I do a loop cut I would like to place the cut at the position of an exact millimeter. I have in the ...
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Digits of precision of vertices coordinates

Vertices coordinates are float or double values ? Is it possible to see them with full precision and not only with the limited precision of the text fields ? Or better is it possible to see the bit ...
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How can I use imperial units when entering measurements?

I've set my units (UnitSettings.system) to Imperial in Properties → Scene → Units. I can now see my measurements in imperial units. For example, I see ...
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Is there a bpy function to convert from blender units to Imperial?

Is there a bpy function to convert from blender units to Imperial? something like: >>> blender_to_imperial(2.0) ... 6.562' This functionality is ...
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How do blender units and meters, feet, or yards correlate?

If I'm using blender game engine, how do blender units work in relation to gravity, acceleration, or weight? Is there a rough physical world equivalent?