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Default units displayed in Mathcad

Default units displayed in Mathcad

Default units displayed in Mathcad

Is there a way to change which unit takes priority in Mathcad?



The unit it diplays by default (in^2*lb/s^2) is technically correct, but not what I would prefer to see.  I know that I can "manually override" it to show "T=50in*lbf" but is there a way to make this happen automatically?  (I use torques and moments a lot more often than masses and accelerations)

RE: Default units displayed in Mathcad


RE: Default units displayed in Mathcad

There is hypothetically a way to edit the units XML file that contains the unit definitions, but I've never successfully done that.  There should be Help File entry for custom units.


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RE: Default units displayed in Mathcad

I tried to follow the V13 instructions and got to the point where I had to edit the registry in 7 different places and gave up.  MathCAD does units wonderfully, but not nearly perfectly.  I made up my mind in V13 to settle for "wonderful" and not hold out for "perfect".


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