'It suppose it doesn't have any negative effect other than the disconcerting appearance of ft/in (though grayed out) in a metric file. '
Indeed it is 'disconcerting' ...... though fortunately in the case presented by Andreas, it's perhaps not too big a problem. I assume you're using a metric dataset Andreas.
I'd like to chip in there then ...... this is symptomatic of the problems with the Dataset/Datagroup Catalogue for U use at any rate. I've used about 4 or 5 version of the so-called UK metric dataset. Problem is much of it is basically just an imperial Dataset. You get 25.4 mm and all sorts of other sizes that are essentially imperial sizes that have just had the labels changed to metric. This really isn't on. This product (BA) several times now as a 'ready for production use' product, with a 'metric' dataset, which basically is NOT a metric Dataset at all. Sorry guys but this is simply unacceptable. First ever time maybe it was an oversight, but repeatedly ,,,,..... that's just plain negligent and sloppy.
Try demonstrating this 'great new software' to your boss, and things keep popping up that are basically not the standard/expected sizes for general architectural use. Your boss will not be interested in wasting much more of his/her time on this 'demonstration' for much longer.
It's very disappointing that Bentley/BA Team are not picking up on these relatively 'low hanging fruit/easy wins' type things.
In relation to other discussions re other so-called BIM software, we need to get people over the first 2 or 3 hurdles quickly and easily, to get them 'up and running' so to speak with regards from moving on from 2D drafting to modelling>analysis>production information.
Anyway ....(Andreas, apologies for jumping in ...... but really, come on Bentley, please, if we have selected metric, ..... could we actually get 'real-world' metric ....... please!)
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