Why does the datagroup catalog editor show those strange units?
I tried this my end , but I'm seeing proper units while creating a new catalog Item/ Type.
Can you please check by creating a new Destination file ? , since units setting gets enabled when you create a new destination file .
Guess you might be using some existing destination file ...
I do use an exisiting destination file - "NODE_Structural.xml".
The screenshot below shows both the dialogue box for a new item, and the start of the destination file.
Hi Danny... point taken.
I've never been all that involved with the regional datasets much myself, primarily because most of the users I've worked with were here in the US. However, AFAIK there is a concerted effort to bring the metric datasets into ABD in more organized and complete fashion. If you have the opportunity, it might be worthwhile checking out the current Uniclass dataset to see how it fares in comparison.
No problem .....
From what I can tell the latest UK Uniclass Dataset on the Bentley web site is dated the 02 June 2009 (from about 2 and a half years ago). I already have that one .... which sadly is littered with the issues I've mentioned
.......2 and a half years (actually a few more as the previous Datasets were similarly not appropriate) is way too long to be having to fiddle around 'fixing' your Dataset
This information is not something that is obscure. Bentley could easily find this out by having some discussion with the various professional institutions and professional bodies ......
This was one of the main reasons my interest in BA dropped off.
Freelance AEC CAD/BIM Technician ..... (& ex Low Carbon Consultant, ..... because they weren't that bothered!)
AECOSim SS6, Windows 7 Pro, 64 bit, HP Z600 3Ghz, 12Gb RAM, ATI R9 290 4Gb, ect,
Here's that déjà vu feeling again.
And here are my proposals...again.
I believe there is a thread somewhere - either here on the ABD beta forum - where the topic of metric datasets was discussed. From what I recall, the majority of our BA user base was and is in the US, hence Imperial is the default. However, that doesn't mean it won't or shouldn't change to reflect a more international metric "flavor". In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if it does... at least as an option.
'the majority of our BA user base was and is in the US, hence Imperial is the default'
I can understand that, that's in itself if fine
'I was actually referring to the GB dataset being created for ABD. It's based on the emerging British Standard BS1192, so includes many changes all around. '
I see, ...... well let's hope they do more than just 'label' things using clauses/categories from BS1192
The previous UK datasets were based on UK standards (Uniclass of CIfsb) ...... but only in name. The actual sizes, dims and styles of the 'building components' was on the whole definitely not metric. On the whole it seemed to be just the imperial dataset, just re-badged with metric 'labels' and names.
This was (and is) a big disappointment and and very off-putting.
BS1192 does NOT give you any information about what sizes things are. It's just a protocol for naming and categorising things. One hopes they realise this and intend to provide actual 'real-world' building components that match the sizes and dims that one would expect to find in a UK context (and one assumes people in Italy, France, Norway, ...... ect would expect likewise)
Anyway, ..... thank you for your comments