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Expression Formula / Units display

Anonymous
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Hi all,

I am very new at writing expressions so forgive me on my newbie question.

I am trying to write some expressions for some schedules. I would like to display the size of a "post" as one field so I would like it to read 8X8 for the size but it is reporting a 0'-8" x 0'-8". is there a work around to remove the 0'-?

Thank you for your time.

John
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Eli Chiasson
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It seems Expressions take their settings from Project Preferences > Calculation Units and Rules

I found one thread that brought up the difficulty of only being able to control Schedule units though a global project setting, but it seems that's the current state. That said, I was still able to get the result you want:


This is the Expression I used:
CONCAT ( STRCALCUNIT (Core Width), " X ", STRCALCUNIT (Core Depth/Diameter))
Eli Chiasson
Dexel Architecture
http://www.dexel.ca
AC19-23 USA+MEP • i7-7700 3.6GHz | 32GB RAM • Windows 10 Professional

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Eli Chiasson
Booster
Hi John,

Under Project Preferences > Dimensions you should see this:



Select the option I've highlighted to get the result you're looking for. You'll need to save this as a standard and apply it to the View of the schedule you create, I believe.


Eli
Eli Chiasson
Dexel Architecture
http://www.dexel.ca
AC19-23 USA+MEP • i7-7700 3.6GHz | 32GB RAM • Windows 10 Professional
Anonymous
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Hi Eli,

Thank you for responding. I currently have that setting chosen and that does not seem to do anything to the schedules.
Solution
Eli Chiasson
Booster
It seems Expressions take their settings from Project Preferences > Calculation Units and Rules

I found one thread that brought up the difficulty of only being able to control Schedule units though a global project setting, but it seems that's the current state. That said, I was still able to get the result you want:


This is the Expression I used:
CONCAT ( STRCALCUNIT (Core Width), " X ", STRCALCUNIT (Core Depth/Diameter))
Eli Chiasson
Dexel Architecture
http://www.dexel.ca
AC19-23 USA+MEP • i7-7700 3.6GHz | 32GB RAM • Windows 10 Professional
Anonymous
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That's it! Thank you very much for your time.
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