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Even though America is the only industrialized nation that has not adopted the metric measurement system, every country in the world uses the Imperial measurement system for PCB layout.
The measurement of choice for standard organizations worldwide is the metric measurement system.
All the world standard groups involved in the electronics industry (IPC, IEC, NIST, JEDEC, EIA and JEITA) have made the transition to the metric measurement system.
Appendices provide formulae for traffic accident investigations with mathematical equations offered in both US imperial and metric measurement systems.
and metric measurement systems in regard to the tolerance and surface-finish of molds make measurement conversions more complicated than swapping, for example, a 1-inch piece for its equivalent in centimeters.