Hi there, just wanted to share this piece of code. As I need to do this a lot it might be useful to someone who is not familiar with coding.
At first, I was using the spring nodes one that is great but I had to add a lot of nodes to it to get to this.
So this simple python node will give you a string with your fractional inches round down to a predefined approximation.
# Enable Python support and load DesignScript library import clr clr.AddReference('ProtoGeometry') from Autodesk.DesignScript.Geometry import * # The inputs to this node will be stored as a list in the IN variables. dataEnteringNode = IN # Place your code below this line # Data imput definitions n=IN #Numbers to be converted app=IN #Approximation i.E = 1/8" = 0.125 decimal. **** In Decimal **** #The result array r= #If approximation is not defined, default it to 0.125 [1/8"] if not app: app = 0.125 #Check to see if your imput have a single number or a list if type(n) is float: r.append(str((n).as_integer_ratio())+"/"+str((n).as_integer_ratio())+"\"") #If it is a single number else: for e in n: b = e - int(e) length = len(str(e)) round(b, 3) if b < app: r.append(str(int(e))+"\"") else: if (b%app) > 0: c=(int(b/app)*app).as_integer_ratio() d=str(c)+"/"+str(c)+"\"" r.append(str(int(e))+" "+d) # Assign your output to the OUT variable. OUT = r