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    Default Field return Z value WITH conversion factor

    I am trying to create a block showing the Z elevation of particular points.
    It could be used on surveys, drawn in metres, or structures, drawn in millimetres.

    In both cases the value returned needs to be in metres.

    For objects drawn in metres its fine, I can just use the 'Position' variable and de-select X and Y.
    I had hoped to use the same variable (in another attribute, controlling the two with visibility) for objects drawn in millimetres, but with a conversion factor to scale the value to metres.

    The 'Position 1' object will allow applying a conversion, but there is only position options for X and Y

    Does anyone know of any clever tricks?

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    Default Re: Field return Z value WITH conversion factor

    First, set the field to use a Formula. Do your conversion math, and then insert another field (yes, it's field-ception, fields inside of fields). That nested field can be the same as your original (no-conversion version) field (also allowing formatting). Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: Field return Z value WITH conversion factor

    *Punches the air*

    You Hero! Many thanks

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    Default Re: Field return Z value WITH conversion factor

    I echo Kernal_CAD_Monkey's praise...many, many thanks. I was sure it was possible, but couldn't get my head around the field-within-field concept until now.

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