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« on: April 12, 2005, 10:52:12 PM »
What is the value of DIMZIN in your drawings ?

Do you work metric or imperial. ?


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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005, 02:40:56 AM »
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What is the value of DIMZIN in your drawings ?
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Do you work metric or imperial. ?
Metric (like most of the modern world) ;-)

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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2005, 06:14:36 AM »
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What is the value of DIMZIN in your drawings ?

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Do you work metric or imperial. ?

Metric (its so much easier to multiply and divide by 10 or 100!)

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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2005, 07:02:42 AM »
8 and drawing in the 21st century (metric !)

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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2005, 07:03:55 AM »
8 as well.
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2005, 07:54:33 AM »
3 here. We don't have too many framing contractors with a metric tape in their tool belt around here.  :D

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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2005, 08:03:38 AM »
The Big Cipher.

Imperial, like it should be. :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2005, 10:36:59 AM »
DIMZIN = 0

I also work in tenths and hundredths only it's a foot not a meter.
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2005, 01:19:18 PM »
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I also work in tenths and hundredths only it's a foot not a meter.
That's Metre ;-)

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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2005, 01:57:26 PM »
That also depends from which side of the pond you hail.

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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2005, 02:42:58 PM »
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I also work in tenths and hundredths only it's a foot not a meter.
That's Metre ;-)

hehehe............ let's see what Merriam Webster says...
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C:\Temp>edict meter
edict - Your personal command line dictionary. Version 1.2.
Looking up "meter" in Merriam Webster Online Dictionary...

Main Entry: me.ter(1)
Pronunciation: 'mE-t&r
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English & Middle French; Old English
mEter, from Latin metrum, from Greek metron measure, meter; Middle French
metre, from Old French, from Latin metrum -- more at MEASURE
1 a: systematically arranged and measured rhythm in verse: (1): rhythm that
continuously repeats a single basic pattern  (2): rhythm characterized by
regular recurrence of a systematic arrangement of basic patterns in larger
figures  b: a measure or unit of metrical verse -- usually used in
combination  -- compare FOOT 4 c: a fixed metrical pattern: verse form
2: the basic recurrent rhythmical pattern of note values, accents, and beats
per measure in music
  For More Information on "meter" go to Britannica.com
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                    Suggestions/Alternative meanings
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 1) meter[1,noun]                        2) meter[2,noun]
 3) meter[3,noun]                        4) meter[4,noun]
 5) meter[5,transitive verb]             6) common measure
 7) exposure meter                       8 ) heroic verse
 9) kilogram-meter                      10) light meter
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Your choice:

C:\Temp>edict metre
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Looking up "metre" in Merriam Webster Online Dictionary...

Main Entry: me.tre
Pronunciation: 'mE-t&r
chiefly British variant of METER
  For More Information on "metre" go to Britannica.com
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2005, 05:26:06 PM »
OK, Thats enough of an idea.

The issue is to do with the DIMZIN value affecting the RTOS function output formatting.

With dimzin 8
( rtos 500.02 2 4)
==>> "500.02"

(kb:rtos 500.02 2 4)
==>> "500.0200"
Code: [Select]

(defun kb:rtos (fval xmode xprec / sval odz)
  (setq odz (getvar "DIMZIN"))
  (setvar "DIMZIN" 0)
  (setq sval (rtos fval xmode xprec))
  (setvar "DIMZIN" odz)
  sval
)
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« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2005, 05:27:57 PM »
oh,
.. and I work millimeters with DIMZIN at 8
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2005, 05:35:51 PM »
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That also depends from which side of the pond you hail.
Really! ;-) (please excuse the poor attempt at British humour).

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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2005, 05:39:29 PM »
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hehehe............ let's see what Merriam Webster says...
Hey! not fair Mark, you know Bill Gates owns that service ;-)

Dictionary.com - Metre

Merriam Webster.com - Metre

Ok! I admit it, I live in the UK ;-)