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John Meunier posted a topic in General DiscussionThe stake objects for the DTM allows users to choose which units to display, this functionality should be added to the elevation benchmark tool. (And Record Formats & Data Tags) Attached is a screenshot or of the current elevation benchmark, and a portion of the Stake Object showing the ability to choose units.
As a landscape architect we consistently find ourselves floating between the worlds of architecture and civil engineering...it's one of the benefits of the profession, and sometimes even a headache. With that in mind, we constantly have the need to convey units in both Feet & Inches (architectural) for details and sit dimensions and Decimal Feet (engineering) for anything having to do with survey or elevations. Unfortunately VW doesn't make this very easy. Currently the only real tool we use that allows us to specify the type of units to use is the Stake Tool, which works perfectly. With this tool, it is possible to leave the Document Units in Feet & Inches while showing elevations in Decimal Feet (or visa versa if ever needed). Dimensions should be similar...so should Grade Objects, Site Model Labels, etc...really anything that returns a dimension, the user should have the option of setting the units to be displayed and to be able to do so en masse when needed to change. Take Site Models for example. Currently the contour labels on a Site Model (which have more problems than just units...see other posts regarding this issue) will display only the units that match the Document Settings. Even if you change the document settings to Feet and Inches, the contour labels will show with the number of decimal places specified in the Document Units, so a 50' contour on a site model will ready either 50'-0" or 50.00 and neither one of these is desired, appropriate or standard. The only way to achieve some of the desired results is to constantly switch the Document Units back and forth, which I'm not entirely sure is a good idea for rounding and tolerance reasons?
Hello!! Please help me figure this out! I have spent many hours trying to fix this problem but was not able to. Basically, my measurement changed but I did not resize anything or change the settings and all my drawings are on a scale of 1:1. In the images below my measurements used to be 500mm and 200 mm. now it adds so many zeros and the number changes and drawing size wasn't touched or changed. how to I fix it? I also added an attached an image of my unit settings.