Option to change displayed measurement units when creating new features.

07-06-2011 07:17 AM
Status: Open
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When editing and creating new features the line segment, angle, and area measurements (polygons) are shown in the bottom left of the screen. This is useful information. However, the measurements and units shown are in the Map Units for the Data Frame. If the Map Units are meters, then you will see the linear distance and area in meters. It would be a great help if there was an option to change the displayed measurement units in a different unit (for example feet) independant of the data frame map units.

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Additionally, it would be nice to have editor tools, such as Length (available via CTRL-L) have it's default set to the user specified distance unit, instead of having to type the abbreviation for each instance (though the ability to type the abbreviation would still be available, for those workflows where most, but not all, distances are other than that specified by the Coordinate System).