My architectural scales are set to 1/32, 1/64, 1/128 and even 1/256. I do not know how such small numbers evolved. Help me get out of here! like 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16" would be fine. Just let me know how change from tiny to something more reasonable. TIA Stephen
Definitely wishlist material: a default 1/8" is more accuracy than most framers can muster. The smaller factions as a choice is primarily for cabinetmakers and furniture designers. You need a setting at-least one-size smaller than your preferred-fraction just so the display-list can "split the difference".
For larger-scale work like site-plans and landscaping I'd like to round to 4-inches or larger. For site-work even 2-ft would be a good limit for large-scale projects. Importing someone-else's base-drawings can introduce all sorts of "funky-fractional distances" as Datacad rounds-off the distances. ...Then it takes time (Hours!!) to "fix" them.
I have to be more precise: Roger, I was able to change the the parameters of the resultant dimensions according to your posting. BUT that is not my complaint. (This issue came up when I was drawing a non-architectural item.) I was using the Measure Line macro and then printing the result to the drawing. That is where the x/32nd inch haunts me. That is the largest fraction I can choose. Under Scale Type / architectural (or Inch/Frac) the 32/64/128/256 numbers appear. So, rephrasing my question: can I change the choice of fractions under Settings/Scale Type/Arch or /Inch/Frac? TIA Stephen
I don't think you will be able to get the results you want from the measures menu. The measures menu will always show the exact length.
The only thing I can think of as a work around is to Dimension on one layer with rounding set to 1/8" and dimension the drawing, Explode the dimensions (or use Non associate dimension and Right click after each entry). Once you have completed the dimensioning, move the dimension TEXT to a separate layer using the mask command. The orig. Dim layer will be a junk layer.
Thought I would add since I didn't really address your question:
"Under Scale Type / architectural (or Inch/Frac) the 32/64/128/256 numbers appear. So, rephrasing my question: can I change the choice of fractions under Settings/Scale Type/Arch or /Inch/Frac?"
Basic short answer - No. To the best of my knowledge (which is way limited compared to some here) this would be a function DataCAD LLC would have to implement.
Those numbers (32/64/128/256) are for the actual length "display" precision (vs. Dimension-ed length) when you use the "measures" or "identify" command ( I think I am probably saying this really badly - my apologies).
The only rounding options you have, and are able to have Datacad "print" those (rounded) numbers is in the Dimension settings .