New Units Reconciliation Dialog

OK, quick survey: everyone who likes having to jump between the units mismatch warning dialog and the Project Library raise your hand! What, nobody???

The Old Way

You are probably very familiar with the couple of different dialogs that appear when you start up AutoCAD and the ‘Drawing Unit Represents’ parameter is a different units type versus the type assigned using our hidden tag inside the drawing you are opening. If your AutoCAD acts like mine, it insists on loading a blank template all the time–so I am always getting the units mismatch dialog telling me what the project units are and offering to change the drawing to be the same. Much of the time, I need to change the active project so end up opening the Project Library to sort that out & then having to reload the drawing to get everything back in sync.

The New Way

Today we are pleased to introduce the new ‘Units Reconciliation Dialog’, which enables you to see each of: the active project, what the units are set to for that project, and what units the drawing you are opening is set to. You can also change any of these three right on the Units Reconciliation Dialog–changes to the project insofar as units setting and which project is active are all sent back to the database and synchronized with the Project Library. So now we have a ‘one stop’ dialog on load to smooth out the selection of active project and units.

Please see the forums for more detail on what the new Units Reconciliation Dialog looks like and how to use it:
Contact me if you want to get this dialog now, this is an optional upgrade that involves updating just one file in the \Server folder and one set of files in the \Client\bin directory–estimated time for the upgrade two minutes.

Dean Whitford
Chief Executive Officer
DraftLogic Inc.
Phone 780-906-2888 (9AM to 6PM MTN time)
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