Change units of Export to SAT from mm to inches


#1

Does anyone know how? It seems to be locked in to millimeters and changing display units in the settings tab makes no difference


#2
Hi Aaron,
Dynamo will always use SI (meters) for everything. The settings> "length display units" are only for display in the watch nodes. Your import settings in Revit may be set to default to something else . . . So you can either select the imported SAT file and in it's properties change it to meters with a value of 1, or you can add a conversion factor in Dynamo
Thanks
Z

#3

Hi Zac

Thanks for clarification on this. i also had problems with this. This article doesn’t seem to mention that Dynamo is in meters anywhere: http://dynamobim.org/units-in-0-6-3/

Is there a way to globally change/set the units without having to do it at each operation? What does the Divide(x:SIUnit) node do?

Thanks

P


#4

unfortunately no!

as i am working in metric systems, i have always to mess around with units when i interact with revit (which is in decimal inches) especially when using python scripts.

 


#5

Is this still true Zach?

Trying to create a level, set dynamo units to fractional foot, using a number slider, value of 1 in dynamo = 3’ 3 95/256" in revit. i’ve tried closing and reopening revit/dynamo. is there no way to make it so i can enter fractional or even decimal feet into the dynamo slider? nothing seems to get it to update.

 


#6

if that is true… it’s very unfortunate and extremely limits the extent to which I can use dynamo in my work place.