Monday, March 26, 2012

US Survey Foot vs International Foot - DWG - DGN

As a way to make the Survey Foot DGN’s reference correctly into a DWG file I have the following work around.

The difference between a Survey Foot and International Foot is:

1 Survey Foot = 1200/3937 meters = 0.3048006096 meters
1 International Foot = 0.3048 meters exactly

Therefore the difference between them is:
0.3048006096/0.3048 = 1.000002 sf/ft

Or 0.999998 ft/sf

So when you reference a dgn into autocad set the scale of the reference to 0.999998 and it should match.


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