Onshape defaults to inch/degree for units of measure for all documents and workspaces; this encompasses all measurements in Part Studios and Assemblies, all values displayed in sketch dimensions, drawings, and the default input units for all features as well. (These default units do not affect any external files you import.)

You can specify a different unit of measure in any numeric field and the value will be converted to the default unit automatically. For example, if the default unit is inches, you can still specify a different unit type (for example "10mm") in a numeric field and it will be converted to the proper value in inches.

Default units can be set on an individual workspace basis, through the Document menu, but also for all documents you create, through your account preferences. This topic covers setting default units per workspace.

For information on setting your account preferences (and default units there), see Managing Onshape Accounts.