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Autotext label dimension units?

furtonb
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Hi,

Maybe I've just overlooked it, but is there a way to set the units for the measurements in the autotext label?
The "Dimensions..." settings in the project preferences have no effect on them, nor the working units: e.g. every length measurement is always shown in meters.

For columns etc. though, it is common practice to give these overall measurements in centimetres. In AC22 there would be a workaround to create expression based properties, but
a, we are having AC21, which doesn't have this feature
b, even if we would switch, it's very tedious to keep track of all the required properties.

My question is: is there a way to control the units in which the labeled measurements are shown on autotext labels?

Thank you for your help!
odv.hu | actively using: AC25-27 INT | Rhino6-8 | macOS @ apple silicon / win10 x64
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Laszlo Nagy
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Have you tried to change Calculation Units in the Options > Project Preferences > Calculation Units & Rules Dialog?
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furtonb
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LaszloNagy wrote:
Have you tried to change Calculation Units in the Options > Project Preferences > Calculation Units & Rules Dialog?

Thanks, but I'm looking for way a view-specific way to set it (although I didn't say it). As far as I know the Calculation units cannot be set based on views, it gets applied to the whole project – I don't want the schedules to use centimetres for instance. I'm not sure what a better solution would be, but a more flexible approach would be very welcome – as a construction documentation often uses various units on the same plan, or even in the same sentence. The use of expression-based properties yield in the amount of flexibility I wish for, but a more structured way to set it would be beneficial in my opinion.

p.s. If the Calculation units can be set on a view basis, my bad (although I tried, didn't work).
odv.hu | actively using: AC25-27 INT | Rhino6-8 | macOS @ apple silicon / win10 x64
Anonymous
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is it not under symbol label parameters, general settings?
furtonb
Advisor
There is no possibility like that in the Autotext label - see my attached screenshot.

    If there would be such an option, that would be great!
    odv.hu | actively using: AC25-27 INT | Rhino6-8 | macOS @ apple silicon / win10 x64
    Anonymous
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    oh, i thought you're using the label - dimension label 21, which you can try
    I think this would be possible with AC22 and the new Expressions in Properties function.
    However, I don't understand how to change the unit of measure for the string value. Can anyone help?
    arch. ernest atanasiu
    AC 10-26 INT/GER/FR on Win 10/ Win 11
    shpendazizi
    Booster

    Did you manage to find a solution for this?

    I'm trying to auto text some of the openings and Autotext is the only option that gives me the desired values but it does it with some extra decimals which I don't need.

    Barry Kelly
    Moderator

    Have you tried changing the calculation units as Laszlo suggested early in this post?

    But that will affect all calculations - i.e. schedules too.

     

    Otherwise you need to create a property with an expression that will calculate a value with the required units and decimal precision that you want.

    Then autotext that property in your label.

     

    Barry.

    Barry.

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    Hi, thanks for the quick reply.

    I don't know if this is the right thread but this is the closest one I could find to my problem.

    In the attached screenshot with green, you can see what I want my autotext to say, and with red is what it's showing right now.

    Hope this helps

    shpendazizi_0-1644419712653.png