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Imperial Unit Support

t_caryt_cary Member Posts: 8
It's embarrassing, but in the real world we do use these.  The code is freely available for implementation.  To be able to set "(to the nearest 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32th, 1/64th... of an inch) and have the dimensions display inches as inch + fraction would save us doing it manually in another tab constantly.  Also, the abbreviation for inch is " and for feet is '.  If you could recognize those as well as "ft" or "in" would be handy.  Lastly, units conversion selection as a dropdown in the Mass Properties Tool...    cubic inches conversion to cubic feet or cubic yards as a drop down would be very handy.


  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,773 EDU
    edited January 2019

    In drawings, you can use fractional dimensions. (It is an option in the settings)

    Also, it would be quite hard to implement " and ' for inches and feet, as they are used for starting and ending strings.
    You can insert any valid FeatureScript expression into boxes that take a value.

    PS: You can change the workspace units to get your mass  properties in a different unit system
    MB - I make FeatureScripts:View FeatureScripts
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,531

    If you don't want to do those calculations in another tab, you are welcome to do your math directly in the length parameter:

    This probably also preserves design intent more accurately, since the expression will remain in the parameter, and will be displayed whenever a user tries to edit it:

    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • t_caryt_cary Member Posts: 8
    Thanks!  Perfect!  Just didn't know what I didn't know, or where to look to find it.  
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