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I am trying to calculate the area of a 2D polygon in square feet, independent of whatever the document units are. The "area" node only returns a value in the document units. Is there a way to specify the units independent of the document settings?

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the function vs.GetUnits() returns a variable that tells how many units are one inch:


fraction, display, format, upi, name, squareName = vs.GetUnits()


You can create a node that returns this value. The rest should be straight forward.




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You don't have to create a new node from nothing.

I simply hijacked the any-node. 

class Params(metaclass = Marionette.OrderedClass):
	this = Marionette.Node( 'UnitsPerInch' )
	v = Marionette.PortOut()
	v.SetDescription('The resulting value')

def RunNode(self):
	fraction, display, format, upi, name, squareName = vs.GetUnits() 
	self.Params.v.value = upi



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