English-Metric units in documentation

Subject: English-Metric units in documentation
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Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2006 08:21:41 -0500 (CDT)

We (a US-based company) have some equipment to be sold to customers in North America, Europe and Asia. The equipment requires installation instructions providing clearances, fixing dimensions and other measurements. In some cases +/- tolerances are specified.

I'm leaning toward providing both units of measurements in the text and graphics, while doing my best to keep them clear and uncluttered.

However I am wondering if there is any standard practice for this, whereby the producer supplies the information in its home unit of measurement, with the burden on the customer to convert.

Thanks for any input.

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