wandererfan wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:50 am
We're stuck with M&S for data entry for the near future. The Unit system expects each symbol to belong to 1 unit. Changing that looks like a big job from here.
Yeah, I had a funny feeling that was the case - I've dealt with issues like that before in other projects... I know how ugly it can get.
That said, having a unit system that's user-customizable seems like something that should be in a long-term plan, if nothing else.
There's a lot of legacy unit conventions out there still in use, many of which borrow from others, and the differences can be subtle or significant... In fact, it wasn't so long ago that US surveyors still used units of 'rods' and 'chains' (I suspect there's still a few applications out there that use them). So a way to allow for creating unique / niche unit systems local to a workbench (or, more sensibly, a document), and a way to re-use symbols across (or even within) unit systems seems like a valuable feature to me.
Well, crap. Now I'm interested in solving this problem.