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How to design with denisity pixels in Photoshop?

I'm programmer, not graphic designer, but I have to design some Android application interface in Adobe Photoshop (or Illustrator). I want to follow Google resources/guidelines for new Android ...
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How make rulers relate with grid somehow in Illustrator?

How to make rulers and grid show the same coordinates and units? Currently it shows absolute delirium for me:
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3ds Max units problem when importing STL file from SolidWorks

I'm trying to import a SolidWorks file (saved as .STL) to 3ds Max. The shape, vertices etc. are importing correctly. But I cannot figure out how to set the units. I made a simple 100mm x 100mx ...
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How to view a unitless raster image at 1:1 given a desired print size?

I want to preview a map that I'm generating before sending it off to the (expensive) printer. Unfortunately, the tool used to make it (TileMill) has no concept of paper sizes, DPI or any units. It ...
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Pixels in Vectors - SVG

I am working on the svg-edit application and I am receiving customer orders through the web. I am converting those pixels to mm based on the formula 3.77 pixels = 1 mm. Is there anyway that ...
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Measurements and units in svg-edit

I am doing a modified version of SVG-edit 2.6 alpha, an online tool that allows the creation of graphics. I intend to use the application to allow my university students to send files for cutting ...
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How can I set Photoshop default unit for free transfom?

You can easily set default units in Photoshop preferences, but they doesn't seem to have any effect on free transform (⌘T on the Mac), which always start with percentage as unit. I'm aware that you ...
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Point vs Pixel. What is the difference?

What is the difference between points and pixels?
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Why do we still use points as a measurement of type size?

I'm in the UK, which uses metric units for pretty much everything now except road distances and beer (obviously best kept apart). Page sizes have been metric here and in most of the rest of the world ...