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Engineering units in Excel

Engineering units in Excel

Engineering units in Excel

I'm sure this questions has been asked before, I just can't find any answer.

How can I get Excel to work with engineering units for data in/output.
being able to write something like 1.5k * 5u and get 7.5m as an answer.

Are there any fancy macros or something like it available to do these things?



RE: Engineering units in Excel

Not as a general rule.  You can potentially write your own, but it would seem to be easier to get something like Mathcad.


RE: Engineering units in Excel

Why don't you just use custom formats for the cells:

<Format> <Cells>
select tab "Number"
select "Custom" from the list
type 0,00 "u" in the "type box"

do the same thing for the other units.

You have to tell your computer the units anyway even in mathcad.

Hope this helps.


RE: Engineering units in Excel

That is true, but I like to have excel to use it in the calculations
Eg filling into a cell 1000 should then come up as 1k. Or entering 1000u should come up as 1m etc.

And the custom units won't help for that.


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