I’m wondering if there is any way to get a text field to report units other than the document units. For example: I’m trying to add a bunch of area tags to some polygons. The file units is ‘millimeters’ but I want the area field to report in ‘meters’. I’ve tried screwing around with the dimensions styles, but with no luck. Is there anyway of doing this without changing the drawing units to ‘meters’?
Hi - In Rhino 6 there’s nothing out-of-the-box that will provide this for you.
@pascal wrote a python script, though, that lets you modify existing DimArea text fields. It will add the area in alternate units of your choice to the existing area in document units. If you need to get rid of the area in document units, you can manually remove that afterwards.
An alternative to this would be to use a simple Grasshopper definition like this: