[Therion] Passage Height units
bgee at campercaver.net
Wed Nov 19 02:35:14 CET 2008
Hi, everyone - Taking off from Stacho's comment below about setting the units
for LRUD, I have been wrestling ever since I began using Therion with the
units on "Passage Height" points. I discovered quite by accident a way to
make them come out right, but it seems a kludgy way to do things.
In my .th file I specify units like this:
units compass degrees
units clino degrees
units length feet
units depth feet
units tape feet
units altitude feet
units dimensions feet
Everything should be feet, right?? NOT! When I do a passage height point and
specify "-value 3", for example, Therion thinks that is 3 meters. When the
map is compiled, 3 meters is converted to feet and then printed on the map.
It comes out as 10!
point 481.75 -722.5 passage-height -value 3
The workaround I discovered is to specify it as "-value [3 ft]". This comes
out right on the compiled map.
point 481.75 -722.5 passage-height -value [3 ft]
Is there a way to avoid this convoluted syntax?
Thanks - Bill Gee
I am using Therion 5.2 on Fedora 7
> But I am not sure, whether it is all you asked for... It looks, that
> you had problems enering survey data in feet. Is it really like that?
> Could you please send me some sample file in feets, may be you are
> just missing units settings. May be your confusion comes from a fact,
> that if you enter in your data header:
> units length feet
> LRUD data are still interpreted as metres. All you need to do in this
> case is to specify, that also dimenstions are entered in feet
> units length dimensions feet
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