Text field (Area Function Units Change)

Afternoon all,

Does anyone know the syntax or if it is possible to change the model units in the Area Function in the text field function. Current Syntax below, but can’t find a way to either change the model units or to multiple or divide the output so it changes from millimetres to Metres

Area =%<area(“816e993b-b964-4552-be79-043ac7dbf35d”)>%

For those who don’t know who are interested in learning more about text fields (only found them today myself) http://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/5/help/en-us/information/text_fields.htm


@dale do you know if this is possible?

This is not currently possible in text fields.

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we are just having the same problem and I am wondering if there has been any progress/workarounds available.

drawing in cm needing to automate area output in meters.

many thanks,

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Would also like this.

Hi - note that this is now possible in the Rhino 7 WIPs:



I think we still need some work done before this is truly usefull for us. It is a much needed feature. I would also prefer an easy access to standard “rounding”, such as “floor” and “ceiling” plus a way to limit the number of decimals in “volume”, “area” & “curve lenght”.
Finally it would be preferable to use an objects “Rhino-name” over GUID (if such a name is assigned by the user (or GH). Ideally if you select multiple closed polylines (all with Rhino-names), you should also be able to create an editable “table” displaying the Name, Area, Curve-Lenght and GUID of them all. Please.