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2024 Technology Preview Program

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JaredBanks
Mentor

Wouldn't it be great if FINALLY we could set calculation units PER schedule. It's insane that in 2023, we still can't do this. Some schedules need to round to the nearest whole number, other to the nearest 10th, etc. WTF.
This should so obviously be part of dimension styles. And should have been for the last decade plus.

 

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Erwin Edel
Rockstar

If memory serves, labels also follow the rules set in this panel, rather than dimension style preferences. So if you label an element to show some dimension, it will default to what is in this panel.

 

Obviously just being able to use the dimension preferences linked to a saved view is the logical solution.

 

We have a sort of workaround, but you lose the ability to add the values: custom properties that convert certain dimensions to a text string:

STR ( STRTONUM ( STRCALCUNIT ( {Property:General Parameters/Elevation to NAP} ) ) / 1000; 2 )

 

This converts from mm to m with two decimal points. Just swap out the 'Elevation to NAP' with whatever dimension parameter you wish and remove the divide by 1000 for the imperial unit stuff.

JaredBanks
Mentor

Not being able to add the values is a huge loss, but good to know this solution.

Erwin Edel
Rockstar

You can also set the property to a 'number', but this defaults to what you set in Working Units as 'Numbers without Units'. For example font size. Typically you want two decimals for those. These you can add up.

 

More logic! 🤣

JaredBanks
Mentor

Hungarian logic at its finest.

Vinicius Lima
Booster

Oh... I totally agree! What is most upsetting is that this is a basic feature that could be solved many versions before. That is a problem associated to this one: the general parameter "width" don't follow "Calculation Units" in maps, instead it follows "Dimension Styles"... How could this happen... 

gdford
Advisor

Please please please let this happen!!!!!

As well, we should be able to control unit types per dimension string element.
I sooooo often want to show feet and fractional inches and Inch's in the same detail.

vdentello
Advocate

That's a really disturbing issue, feels like it's not so BIM and we have to override and find a way to fool archicad method in order to display what we want.

Patrick M
Advisor

IMO, calculation rules should be part of the dimension style settings, so that we aren't setting them per viewpoint, but per view. Not in the schedule scheme settings, but in the schedule view settings.
but there are a lot of little things like this that should be simplified.

 

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