cvunit (AutoLISP)

 
 
 

Converts a value from one unit of measurement to another

Supported Platforms: Windows and Mac OS

Signature

(cvunit value from-unit to-unit)
value

Type: Integer, Real, or List

The numeric value or point list (2D or 3D point) to be converted.

from-unit

Type: String

The unit that value is being converted from.

to-unit

Type: String

The unit that value is being converted to.

Return Values

Type: Real, List, or nil

The converted value, if successful; otherwise nil, if either unit name is unknown (not found in the acad.unt file), or if the two units are incompatible (for example, trying to convert grams into years).

Remarks

The from-unit and to-unit arguments can name any unit type found in the acad.unt file.

Examples

(cvunit 1 "minute" "second")
60.0

(cvunit 1 "gallon" "furlong")
nil

(cvunit 1.0 "inch" "cm")
2.54

(cvunit 1.0 "acre" "sq yard")
4840.0

(cvunit '(1.0 2.5) "ft" "in")
(12.0 30.0)

(cvunit '(1 2 3) "ft" "in")
(12.0 24.0 36.0)
NoteIf you have several values to convert in the same manner, it is more efficient to convert the value 1.0 once and then apply the resulting value as a scale factor in your own function or computation. This works for all predefined units except temperature, where an offset is involved as well.