[Therion] Passage Height units

Martin Budaj m.budaj at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 14:56:17 CET 2008

We are also considering to allow direct entering of lengths in feet
and inches like 5'3" or 3" (which would be interpreted always as
feet/inches regardless of default length units setting).

It would simplify code like -value [3 ft] into -value 3'.

Any comments on this? How to enter fractions of an inch?


On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 2:23 PM, Stacho Mudrak <s.m at group-s.sk> wrote:
>> May I suggest an extension of the idea?  In the master .th file should be some
>> way of specifying a default for scraps.  If the scrap contains a default
>> setting, it over-rides the setting from the .th file.
> If it would be specified in master file, than if you will send
> somebody a part of your data without this master file, he could not be
> sure, what units did you used. But you are right - units specification
> for every scrap is still not very convenient... I can imagine.
> I have another suggestion. What about setting defult units system
> simmilar way as file character encoding is set. E.g. at the beginning
> of every file you will have command, that will set default units valid
> until end of file. This command will be automatically inserted by
> xtherion each time you create new .th or .th2 file. You will be able
> to configure default units in xtherion.ini, so you will not have to
> take care of units any more. And the data will be still portable,
> because units used in file will be specified in its header. It will
> also simplify centerline insertion, because units specification after
> each centerline command will not be needed any more.
> Regards, S.
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