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 From:  bemfarmer
5503.21 In reply to 5503.14 
Nice conversion.
Should there be any indication that this is an approximate value, rounded to 2 decimals?
Line Inch +/- ?
Wondered if more decimals would be displayed with other settings?
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 From:  Michael Gibson
5503.22 In reply to 5503.19 
Hi Martin,

> In my dreams it would be nice to have a kind of 'local units' feature for any particular
> item in the drawing, but I do realise that this might be a large undertaking to ask of
> you and I don't really know if it's a practical thing to request.

Hmmm yeah I'm afraid that does not seem likely since there would have to be some accompanying UI to control such a thing and it would have to be pretty carefully designed in order to avoid creating confusion between the "file's units" versus "this particular object's units".

Confusion over what units are actually active can possibly lead to pretty big errors so it's not generally an area that I feel very comfortable doing too much experimentation.


> I much appreciate the work you have done on this and it will be a big help, because the 'calculator'
> will be right where I need it, assuming of course that it actually ends up in MoI.

Yup, I think the 'calculator' thing as shown will be safe to have, and I have that implemented now so it will be in the next v3 release.

I will also see today about making it possible to use a script to change what units are being displayed directly in the properties panel so that it will be possible to set up keyboard shortcuts to switch that around.

- Michael
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 From:  Michael Gibson
5503.23 In reply to 5503.20 
Hi Martin,

> Looks spot on for me ... Good job Michael, will it be staying ?

Yup, I don't think that it should cause any harm so it will be in for the next v3 beta.

- Michael
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 From:  Michael Gibson
5503.24 In reply to 5503.21 
Hi Brian,

> Should there be any indication that this is an approximate value, rounded to 2 decimals?
> Line Inch +/- ?
> Wondered if more decimals would be displayed with other settings?

It uses whatever display precision you have set under Options > General > Decimal display, which controls the rounding of all values that are displayed in the UI in general. If you change that setting to show 4 decimal places, then this pop-up will show 4 decimal places as well.

The popup has more room available than a lot of UI that has to live inside the side pane, so I suppose it could be possible for me to use more decimal places than your regular display precision setting... But when I've tried that in the past people have also asked why some particular UI is not using the global setting.

- Michael
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 From:  blowlamp
5503.25 
Michael.

Well, what can I say, except thank you!
I've only had MoI five minutes and you've already gone out of your way to build in one of my requests - this really is first-rate service.

Thanks again.
Martin (2).
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 From:  Michael Gibson
5503.26 In reply to 5503.25 
Ok, so I have also been able to set it up so that a script will be able to change which units are used in the properties panel for the main display, so that means that it will be possible to set up a keyboard shortcut to switch the display there between the current file units and inches for example.

There have now been a lot of changes around that units display now so please be on the lookout for any bugs in that area in the next beta. I'll try to get out a new beta at the end of next week I hope.

- Michael
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 From:  BurrMan
5503.27 In reply to 5503.26 
So the script will be a "conversion for the properties panel display" only. No actual document unit changes, and no "per object" units. Correct?
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 From:  Michael Gibson
5503.28 In reply to 5503.27 
Hi Burr, yup that's correct, the script will control what units to use for converting just the Size: display in the properties panel, not actually change anything in the model just change the display readout only.

It will just be another option to do the same kind of thing as the pop-up menu, just if you're frequently switching between a couple of different displays you can set up a shortcut key to do it more conveniently.

- Michael
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 From:  blowlamp
5503.29 
Thanks again, Michael.
I'm really looking forward to the next MoI v3 release so I can start using this and the script - it sounds like a real bonus over what I originally asked for.


Martin (2).
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