SketchAndCalc™ offers area calculations using imperial measurements with inch fractions which avoids any need to convert decimals to fractions or the other way around.
No more will you have to calculate the decimal equivalent of 2 foot, 8 inches 13/32 in order to set the drawing scale or input a line length.
2′ 8″ 13/32, or, 2 feet 8 inches and 13/32 in decimal is 2.7 feet.
And gone are the days when you need to break out the calculator to convert decimal area results into inch fractions.
Decimal equivalents of imperial measures are of little value in the real world because it’s not easy to convert between them. So we set out to make the input of imperial scale, and line lengths more user friendly by structuring the input fields like this:
SketchAndCalc™ has always provided area calculations in feet and yards. But going forward you’ll now be able to switch between displaying scale, line length, and area results in native imperial with inch fractions or decimals from the settings menu.
So practically, what does all this look like?
There are three places where you might want to enter an imperial length
Setting the Scale of an Imported Image
Setting the Scale without an Image
Adjusting Established Line Lengths
Support for native imperial measurements with inch fractions is also available on our desktop and mobile companion apps.
Note: The imperial input of length and scale in the mobile app requires using the [ . ] period to move between feet, inches, and fractions.