bernd wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:45 pm
[wikisection][/wikisection]Have you read Units
FreeCAD supports any unit which can be made from the seven base units.
Well, the wiki page seems to be outdated. it links to non-existing pages etc. However, the point is that FC's reality is that there are a lot of weird units defined (e.g. "Stone") while very common units like the Volt is not. There is also an inconsistency of that e.g. km is supported while kJ is not.
As I read the comments in the forum, users like to use the common units of their working field. So despite candela is the base unit, people like to use lumen instead of cd*sr.
I opened this thread to collect what should be supported and what not. I also opened the thread to overcome the inconsistencies. I think the best solution for the latter is, that the parser connects a "k" with the following sequence - if this sequence is a known one. Then it would no longer necessary to add explicit definitions for the most used amount prefixes (n, µ/mu, m, k, M, G) in combinations with all units. I mean Volt is not a base unit but a very common one. And of course there are people needing mV, others need kV.
What do you think about this proposal?