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Metric text conversion to imperial

Metric text conversion to imperial

Metric text conversion to imperial

Many state dept. of transportations across the US were forced by the Feds into converting to metrics in the 1990's, only to abandon metrics a decade later.  Unfortunately this means converting 10 year old DGNs from metric to imperial.  I can handle the unit and coordinate and scale conversion with no problem.  The most tiresome part of the conversion, however, is swapping numeric values in text.  If you have a text element that contains the characters "0.91 m cherry tree", the CADD operator has to whip out their calculators and convert 0.91 to feet, and then perform a swap text on the text element and replace "0.91 m" with "2.98'" or "3'".  Is there any macro/MDL/VBA that makes this task easier?  From a programming point it can't be that difficult an application to write.  I've googled but come up empty on a tool/solution to accomplish this wearisome task.

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