Measurement markups don’t appear in correct units

This article applies to:
Revu 20

Problem

In Revu, measurement markups aren’t displaying the correct units. For example, your drawing scale is set to meters, but your Length or Polylength   measurements appear in millimeters.

This is caused by a feature update in Revu 20.2 that lets you set independent units for Length and Polylength measurements without creating Viewports. When you set your page scale to meters, Length and Polylength will default to millimeters. To change these measurements back to your preferred units, see the solution below.

Solution

Set your preferred default units for Length and Polylength measurements.

  1. Open the Measurements  panel (Alt + U) and select a tool:
    1. Length (Shift + Alt + L)
    2. Polylength (Shift + Alt + Q)
  2.  Under Length Measurement Properties, select the Length dropdown and choose your desired unit.

    1. You can also do this from the Properties Toolbar just below the Menu bar. 
  3. In the Properties panel (Alt + P), scroll to the bottom and select Set as Default

All future Length or Polylength measurements will appear in your desired units.

Updating multiple measurement markups

While the solution above only affects future measurements, you can also batch update multiple existing measurements.

  1. Switch to Select (V) mode on the bottom navigation bar.
  2. Hold down Shift and drag click a rectangle over the measurement markups you want to select. Dragging left to right will select all the markups entirely within the rectangle, while dragging right to left will select markups the rectangle touches.
  3. From the Properties Toolbar at the top of the workspace, select your desired units.

Updating all measurement markups in a drawing

You can also update all measurement units (of the same type) in a drawing via the Markups List:

  1. Open the Markups List in the bottom left corner of the window.
  2. Select Filter List from the top of the panel.
  3. In the far left column above Subject, click “All” and select the measurement type (ex: Length Measurement).
  4. Select multiple markups by holding down Shift and clicking the measurements you’d like to update, or select all by clicking one list item and pressing Ctrl+A.
  5. Either from the Properties Toolbar or the Properties panel, select the desired units, and the selected measurement markups will update accordingly.
  6.  

Your drawing scale is set to meters, but your Length or Polylength  measurements appear in millimeters. This is caused by a feature update in Revu that lets you set independent units for Length and Polylength measurements without creating Viewports.

 

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