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Entering measurements in feet and inches

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What is the preferred format for entering specific distances in feet and inches?

For example, in AutoCAD, if I wanted to draw a line that was one foot, nine and a half inches long, I'd type: 1'9-1/2"
What do I type to draw a line of the same length in Vectorworks?

I'm sorry if I'm asking a question that's been answered elsewhere. I'd assume this information is somewhere on the Vectorworks site but I've had no luck finding it in the search function. Maybe I'm using the wrong nomenclature?

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You would enter a very similar except you would leave out the dash.  Since VW does math in all data entry cells, if you include the dash it will subtract the last 1/2" instead of adding it.

 

1' 9 1/2"

 

It does not matter if you put in extra spaces between items.

 

You can even mix units in a single entry.

 

1' 9 1/2" + 25.4mm   ->    1' 10 1/2"

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