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    Imperial Type Catalogues

    Hi.
    Quick Question. You guys that have the misfortune of having to use imperial units . – When creating a type catalogue do you input the values as decimal feet or do you enter them in Feet and Inches?

    Cheers

    Phillip
    Phillip Miller
    Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd
    Makers of "Family Browser" and "Project Browser" for Revit.

    #2
    I believe that they have to be in decimal format.
    http://revit.autodesk.com/pillar/cus...e_Catalogs.htm
    I'm sure you already know this but for all the people that may not want to do the math
    1" = .08 ; 2"= .16 ; 3" = .25 ; 4"= .33 ; 5" = .42 ; 6"= .50 , 7"= .58 ;8" = .67 ; 9"= .75 ; 10" = .83 ; 11" = .92
    Hope this helps and hopefully there are no fractions but if so just divide accordingly 1/16 = .08/16 etc
    Juan Carlos Moreno
    Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
    Sisley Cosmetics

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      #3
      Fantastic. That will make things easy

      Cheers

      Phillip
      Phillip Miller
      Kiwi Codes Solutions Ltd
      Makers of "Family Browser" and "Project Browser" for Revit.

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        #4
        Originally posted by JCM View Post
        I believe that they have to be in decimal format.
        http://revit.autodesk.com/pillar/cus...e_Catalogs.htm
        I'm sure you already know this but for all the people that may not want to do the math
        1" = .08 ; 2"= .16 ; 3" = .25 ; 4"= .33 ; 5" = .42 ; 6"= .50 , 7"= .58 ;8" = .67 ; 9"= .75 ; 10" = .83 ; 11" = .92
        Hope this helps and hopefully there are no fractions but if so just divide accordingly 1/16 = .08/16 etc
        Yes, in decimal format, but not in that way, that is incorrect*. If 1" = 0.8 that would be interpreted as a shorter distance, creating a wrong size. The correct values in your example would be 1"=1.0 ; 2"=2.0 ; 3"=3.0; ... until 11"=11.0

        The values in inches are simply changed to decimal inches, for example: 4 inches would be 4.0 , and 1/4" would be 0.25 (which is 1 divided by 4), and 1/16" would be 0.0625 (which is 1 divided by 16).

        See illustration for an example of the values of a 4x4x1/4 steel angle in decimal inches format, extracted from the actual catalog for this angle from the Imperial Library.

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        *EDIT: (See the next two posts...)
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        Last edited by Alfredo Medina; December 29, 2010, 02:00 PM. Reason: Values would be correct in decimal feet.
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          #5
          I think he's referring to representing inches in decimal feet- where 2'-4" would be 2.33
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            #6
            Originally posted by KRedman View Post
            I think he's referring to representing inches in decimal feet- where 2'-4" would be 2.33
            EDIT: Thank you KRedman for pointing this out. The values mentioned by JCM are in feet. Therefore they would be correct, as long as the parameter is defined as, for example, "d##length##feet" . I apologize for saying the values were incorrect. However, keep in mind that the default and most common unit for lengths in catalogs for the Imperial Library is decimal inches, such as in the example of the 4x4x1/4 steel angle, where the depth is defined as "d##length##inches". (Maybe that's why I found those values so unfamiliar, sorry). :beer:
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              #7
              In past versions of Revit there was a bug that prevented the use of fractional feet and inches in type catalogs. This has been fixed in Revit 2011 Update 2.

              Also note that the unit type is defined in the column header:
              Parameter Name##Length##inches
              Parameter Name##Length##feet

              If you are using decimal feet, 1" does not equal 0.08. If you divide 1 by 12 you get 0.083333333 where the "3" repeats into infinity. If you wish to use inches, change the column heading to inches.

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                #8
                It is subtle but if you use "feet" as the unit you need to supply a value like this: 4'6
                It isn't necessary to declare the "inch", just the "feet".

                For example:

                ,MyLength##LENGTH##FEET
                Type 01,3'6
                Type 02,4'8
                Type 03,5'1
                Type 04,8'4.375
                Type 05,0'8.5

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Steve_Stafford View Post
                  It is subtle but if you use "feet" as the unit you need to supply a value like this: 4'6
                  It isn't necessary to declare the "inch", just the "feet".
                  Good to know!
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                    #10
                    'feet" "inches" "fractions" ??? Oh you poor people !
                    Why do you persist with such an ancient form of measure?
                    Do you still use clams and sheckles to buy your goods?:laugh:
                    Last edited by mark b; December 29, 2010, 10:13 PM.
                    Mark Balsom

                    If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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