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Physical Properties data

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by PaulProe, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. PaulProe

    PaulProe Senior Member

    Is there a way to have the weight of an assembly to display in a normal amount, not one in scientific notation? I don't use SN a lot and it sure is confusing on the output page.

    While we're at it, how about all the other items. The output dialog is just plain confusing with all the numbers.

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    JamesMC, MilesH, cadtec and 1 other person like this.
  2. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User Staff Member

    Similar requests have been made before - I know there is a ticket with Development to look at the Scientific Notation point.
    RCH_Projects and bigseb like this.
  3. Mika

    Mika Senior Member

    I want also to get rid of those E3:s and E4:s, I want just a normal Kilos, nothing else.
  4. Lew_Merrick

    Lew_Merrick Alibre Super User

    I agree (other than te facr that I use lbm rather than kg)! Here here!
  5. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User


    Lets be able to call up these properties in a drawing please!
    JamesMC, batejosh, cadtec and 4 others like this.
  6. sz0k30

    sz0k30 Senior Member

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  7. cadtec

    cadtec Member

  8. MilesH

    MilesH Alibre Super User

    Yes please!
  9. anson

    anson Member

    Did anything ever happen here? I am still tired of figuring everything out.
  10. simonb65

    simonb65 Alibre Super User

    No, not yet!
  11. sz0k30

    sz0k30 Senior Member

    I know that in all my years in design, all I ever used or saw was lbs. NEVER EVER scientific notation.
  12. anson

    anson Member

    So what does your version look like for volume and surface area of this cube? This is what it looks like to me, and who knows what 1E6 in³ means. Capture.PNG

    The part is just a simple 100x100x100in cube, so it should show 1,000,000 in³ IMO.
  13. idslk

    idslk Alibre Super User

    a leading "1" with 6 following "0": 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
    It's like shifting your decimal seperator 6 times to the right side
  14. anson

    anson Member

    After exporting to STL and using an online volume calculator several times I did figure this out, but why not just display 1,000,000. It would have saved a lot of time on my end.
  15. Ralf

    Ralf Alibre Super User

  16. anson

    anson Member

    I guess I was too dumb and it never occurred to me that E stands for exponent. (I thought it meant error or elaborate lie or something) Any way I still think it would be easier if alibre would do the math because personally I think when I am designing something I am doing enough math already:)
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