## How do I enter distances in feet

### How do I enter distances in feet

Using Accudraw, how can I enter a distance like 125'-8 3/4", do I need to
transform the 8 3/4" in decimal form or is there a way that I can enter
directly 8 3/4" ?

I know that the Accudraw settings has a setting for inches in the form a/b".

Thanks

bob

### How do I enter distances in feet

Enter:
<feet value>:<inch value> or
<feet value>;<inch value>
if your working units are feet and inches.

Note that you can use a semi-colon or a colon (no shift key needed)

Chuck Rheault
Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
14502 Greenview Dr., Suite 100
Laurel, MD 20708
(301) 470-2772 (Voice Metro-DC)
(410) 880-3055 (Voice Metro-Balto)
(301) 490-2649 (FAX)

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### How do I enter distances in feet

Make sure in "design file settings" under "coordinate readout", that your
format is set to sub units and not master units. Also you must have your
working unit parameters set at 12 sub units per master unit (or 12 in. per
ft.) When you draw your line, in the accudraw window enter 125:8 3/4. Make
sure you put a space between the 8 and the 3/4. Or try 125:8.75. Also, what
I do when I don't want to bother with the colon, is to use the decimal
equivalent, which would be 125.729166666. The .72916666 is 8 3/4" divided by
12".

Quote:> Using Accudraw, how can I enter a distance like 125'-8 3/4", do I need to
> transform the 8 3/4" in decimal form or is there a way that I can enter
> directly 8 3/4" ?

> I know that the Accudraw settings has a setting for inches in the form
a/b".

> Thanks

> bob

### How do I enter distances in feet

depends on the version Chuck, the original versions accepted semicolon,
other versions would only take a colon.

for fractions leave a space between the inch and the fraction  2:1 1/2
gets you 2'-1 1/2"
Dave

Quote:> Enter:
>  <feet value>:<inch value> or
>  <feet value>;<inch value>
> if your working units are feet and inches.

> Note that you can use a semi-colon or a colon (no shift key needed)

> Chuck Rheault
> Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.
> 14502 Greenview Dr., Suite 100
> Laurel, MD 20708
> (301) 470-2772 (Voice Metro-DC)
> (410) 880-3055 (Voice Metro-Balto)
> (301) 490-2649 (FAX)

> --
> Posted from sjc3-1.relay.mail.uu.net [199.171.54.122]
> via Mailgate.ORG Server - http://www.Mailgate.ORG

I have a LISP program that I use so I only need two lines of command prompt.
I would like for it to display both "feet&inches" and  "inches only" see ex.
below. Currently it only displays feet
------------------------------------
ex.
First Point  Second point :
The Length is 6.5' (78")
Command:
------------------------------------

Of course the ' and " are nice but not necessary.
Here is the code

^C^C(terpri)(setq d(getdist "First Point"))(terpri)
(prompt "The length is ")(princ (/ d 12))(princ)