Display Units

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When the Viewer displays any kind of distance value, you have a choice of the units used for the display. The Viewer displays distance values in several places including Station Elevations, Measurement Values, and paper dimensions in the Print Preview window. You have a choice of using meters or feet.  To change the units, select "Perferences|Settings" from the menu bar. Simply click-on the appropriate units.

 

Scale Units vs. Display Units. Display Units are different from Scale Units. Scale Units are only used for the ruler in the Legend and the Status Bar. They are always expressed as a ratio such as feet-per-inch or meters-per-centimeter. Display Units are used to display absolute values like depth, or distance or paper size.