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AC27 USA Tracker calcs with Imperial Units

jkershaw
Enthusiast

Among the new features of AC27 is the option to multiply or divide values in the Tracker. I've been experimenting with this function, and I'm not convinced it is working as designed.

 

Default input in the USA is FEET. In other words, if one does not specify FEET or INCHES, AC assumes the input is in FEET. So... inputing "5" into the tracker results in a movement of 5'. Well and good.

 

However, when inputting "5/2" into the tracker, the element moves 2-1/2". 

Equally baffling, when inputting "5'/2" into the tracker, the element moves 5'. Likewise, inputting "5"/2" results in a movement of 5".

 

It seems to me that the new tracker feature:

a. can only divide integers (cannot handle input of FEET or INCHES)

b. divides integers (default FEET) and outputs the result in INCHES.

 

What am I not understanding?

AC26 APPLE SILICON USA FULL 4032
Mac Studio 2022, Apple M1 Max, 64GB RAM
13.2 macOS Ventura
learning AC since version 4.5
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Eduardo Rolon
Moderator

Tracker calculation for Imperial units are buggy in 27 but better than during the Beta.

"/" has been the shortcut for inches for 20+ years so typing 5/2 would presume 5" ÷ 2 if AC units are set to Feet with Fractional Inches.

5'/2 nor 5//2 don't work either.

This is another of the classic examples of GS implementing a feature that somebody wished was a good idea and failing in the execution. In this case forgetting that "/" was a shortcut

More bug info here:

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Installation-update/Archicad-27-Tracker-Input-glitch-using-forwa...

Eduardo Rolón AIA NCARB
AC27 US/INT -> AC08

Macbook Pro M1 Max 64GB ram, OS X 10.XX latest
another Moderator


@Eduardo Rolon wrote:

"/" has been the shortcut for inches for 20+ years...


huh. learn something new every day.

 

thanks for the response

AC26 APPLE SILICON USA FULL 4032
Mac Studio 2022, Apple M1 Max, 64GB RAM
13.2 macOS Ventura
learning AC since version 4.5

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