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    Default = a formula

    Question for the developers:

    If Revit's intelligent enough to recognise I've left the = sign out of a formula, why do we need the =?

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    hehe...sort of like the toilet seat argument between men and women?

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    Because we can enter 14'-1 1/2". Now is that fourteen feet, one and a half inches? Or thirteen feet ten and a half inches?
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    Aaron is correct. It can be blamed on the USA's stubborn refusal to get rid of imperial measurements, and our use of fractions rather than decimals. It helps prevent accidental entry of formulas as well.
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    Oh lord. I'm still hoping for a metric version of time measurement and a sensible calendar...but keep those damn meters away from me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grav8e
    I'm still hoping for a metric version of time measurement and a sensible calendar...
    It will be the 8th of Thermidor before that happens.....
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    Default Re: = a formula

    If you find Metric Time attractive, you might like to read up on how the French implemented metric time shortly after the revolution. Here is a start " http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joef
    If you find Metric Time attractive
    I was half-joking before, since I know it probably won't ever change.
    Honestly, I do like how clean and simple the metric system is (base 10 and all), but I don't like how the distances are broken down. A meter just seems too big to measure by and centimeters/millimeters too short. Something nice about the foot because you can measure in whole numbers a lot more instead of fractions of a meter. But once you get into 16ths and 256ths, then it gets ridiculous and I begin wishing for a metric-type notation.

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    Speaking of 256ths, is there a way to change the tolerance in revit dimensioning, I mean, it's not like a contractor is going to care about 256ths in the field...

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    Quote Originally Posted by grav8e
    I but I don't like how the distances are broken down. A meter just seems too big to measure by and centimeters/millimeters too short.
    What about decimeters?

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