Measurement Unit Guidelines

Because of the dynamic nature of the Measurement Units conversion, make sure that your project configuration adheres to these guidelines before you activate your first Measurement Units conversion. After that, use these guidelines to configure new points, objects and functions.

The main thing to keep in mind is that CIMPLICITY makes its conversion by finding points that have a specified base measurement unit and converting them to an equivalent measurement unit. Therefore any constant value that is not associated with a base measurement unit will not get converted.

Understanding these concepts is crucial for correctly displaying animations in CimView. In addition, understanding that background Basic Control Engine functions executed by the Event Manager always adhere to the base measurement, will help you avoid unnecessary and incorrect script editing.

For more detail, read:

  • Floating Point Numbers vs. Integers.
  • Derived Points.
  • CimEdit Management of Animated Objects.
  • CimView Scripts.
  • Event Manager and Basic Control Engine.