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SetPresentUnits and SetPresentUnits_2 in ETABS API

SetPresentUnits and SetPresentUnits_2 in ETABS API

SetPresentUnits and SetPresentUnits_2 in ETABS API

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I have tried using both the SetPresentUnits and SetPresentUnits_2 methods in the ETABS API when running my script to draw my framing. It works and places the elements with the correct geometry, however the default viewing units in the model returns to imperial, rather than staying as it has been set in metric.

Has anyone overcome this?

RE: SetPresentUnits and SetPresentUnits_2 in ETABS API

(OP)
I figured it out and thought I would share it here incase anyone else was interested. You can set up the default units for the project within the initialize model method:

CODE

SapModel.InitializeNewModel(6) 

The variable 6 sets the model to kN_m_C, leaving this argument blank will default to imperial units.

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