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AutoCAD as a physical unit converter.

A - answer You can use AutoCAD as a converter of measurement units. Just perform the conversion with the command (LISP function) cvunit.

Examples:

(cvunit 1 "minute" "second") ... 60
(cvunit 1 "are" "hectare") ... 0.01
(cvunit 1 "fathom" "meter") ... 1.8288
(cvunit 1 "foot" "meter") ... 0.3048
Of yourse you can use a real converted value instead of "1". This value (given in the first unit) will be converted to the second unit.

The measurement units are defined in the file ACAD.UNT.

See also the online interactive unit converter.

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30.7.2007    13946x  
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See also:
Tip 4280:Using expressions in AutoCAD dialog boxes.
Tip 2709:How many seconds has one year (in AutoCAD)?


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