I set the drawing preferences to Architectural, inches. i draw a line 101 units long. i dimension the line and it says the line is 3-31/32" inches long, which is 101 mm. I need it to be 101 inches long when i specify 101 units. Help!
I cannot reproduce this. I have added a sample drawing. It says 8'-5'' for 101 inches. That's supposed for architectural. If you set the linear units to decimal in the dimensions settings you get 101. If you compare the settings in the sample drawing with your settings you might find out what's wrong.