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Question Flexi - Measurement Tool - Fractions?

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by trebor8820, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. trebor8820

    trebor8820 New Member

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    Hello guys,

    I suppose this isn't really a big deal, but has anybody found if there's a way for the measurement tool within Flexi (I'm using Flexi 12) to display its results in fraction form instead of decimal? I can't think of any reason why it would be deemed relevant to show something as 27.375 inches when it could just display 12 3/8 inches.

    Thanks
     
  2. eahicks

    eahicks Very Active Member

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    Nope. It's in decimal only. That's typical of any design or CAD software. Never crossed my mind once in 30 years of computer design to have measurements displayed in fractions.
     
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  3. OhioSigns

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    I've never seen a way to automatically make it a fraction but if you click on the dimension and go into design central there is a "lock" icon that you can click on that allows you to manually edit the dimension text. You can then type it in as a fraction.
     
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  4. OADesign

    OADesign Active Member

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    ^^ This
     
  5. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    First world problem?:D
     
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  6. trebor8820

    trebor8820 New Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys, lol. From a computer perspective, it doesn't make a difference to me. But when I send drawings off to my manufacturing team, I start to get a bit of kick-back. "My tape doesn't read 12.8!"

    Nonetheless, the world will continue to spin and lives will go on haha.
     
  7. bannertime

    bannertime "You guys do banners, right?"

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    Print out a conversion chart. I've got one at every station. Within a month most our guys knew fraction conversions down to the 16th. Though we tend to keep things to the 8th anyway.
     
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  8. eahicks

    eahicks Very Active Member

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    If we'd all just convert to the metric system the world would be a happier place! 28.4 cm is just that.... or 284 mm if you wanna get more techinical!
     
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  9. VanderJ

    VanderJ Merchant Member - Printer Parts and Sevice

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  10. VanderJ

    VanderJ Merchant Member - Printer Parts and Sevice

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    in 1975 congress actually passed an act to convert to metric but the conversion was not mandatory. If only!
     
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  11. Andy D

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    This is the same at every sign shop in existence, the fabricators resent the guys up front any will find anything to ***** about...tell them they have decimal tape measures, go out and get one.
     
  12. equippaint

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    This whole thread is sad.....
     
  13. Big Rice Field

    Big Rice Field Electrical/Architectural Sign Designer

  14. signage

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    I do it all the time!
     

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