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More than one setting for working units in a view?

Keckelhoff
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Hi All,

I am working on an architectural site plan where I have the standard working units set to feet and inches. I have a mesh created for the site and grading. I would like to insert level dimensions to give elevation points on the site (it is too flat for contours). I would like the level dimensions to be in decimal feet (not feet and inches). I can only find a way to change the units for the entire drawing and for just for the level dimensions. Is it possible to set the level dimension to decimal feet, while my dimension strings are feet and inches?

Thanks so much!
-K

ARCHICAD 26

PC
3 REPLIES 3
Stress Co_
Advisor
Keckelhoff wrote:
Is it possible to set the level dimension to decimal feet, while my dimension strings are feet and inches?
Yes.
Open Dimensions in "Project Preferences".
Set unit preferences for each type of dimension. i.e., linear, level, angular, etc.
Store the settings.
Apply the stored Dimension settings to the saved view.

BTW,
What version of AC are you using? Platform?
Add that info to your signature.
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina) //// Mac OS 14.5 (Sonoma)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 //// Apple M2 Max
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 //// 32 GB
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB //// 12C CPU, 30C GPU
ArchiCAD 25 (5010 USA Full) //// ArchiCAD 27 (4030 USA Full)
Keckelhoff
Participant
Ah! I should have noticed that. Thanks so much!
I am new to Archicad & this forum. Thanks for the recommendation - I will update my signature.
-K
-K

ARCHICAD 26

PC
Stress Co_
Advisor
Glad to help.
Welcome to the Forum
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina) //// Mac OS 14.5 (Sonoma)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 //// Apple M2 Max
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 //// 32 GB
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB //// 12C CPU, 30C GPU
ArchiCAD 25 (5010 USA Full) //// ArchiCAD 27 (4030 USA Full)