Unit sets and default settings
In international working environment it might happen that the units of measurement may differ from project to project. The European countries use almost exclusively metric (SI) units, while in the US the imperial units prevail.
Depending on the country or project requirements the default units should be properly defined in the software. In SCIA Engineer17.1 we have introduced default settings for imperial units. This allows you to easily define the required units used during modelling phase and for calculations and result evaluation.
|Change easily unit sets in your project from "Project data" dialogue|
|Default units settings for empirical and metric units|
When starting a new project, you can access the tab 'Unit set" in the "project data" dialogue, in which you can specify the default settings for your project. You can have different unit sets for metric and imperial units to reflect your modelling process (input of members, loads,..) and mesh and solver settings.