Prefered unit of measurement

Description of how to set the preferred unit of measurement

Preset Unit of Measurement

A feature of RedCrab is the calculation with units of measure. Units can be assigned numbers, e.g. 12km or 3m2. They are predefined in RedCrab in groups such as length or area.

When you use units of measure in your calculation, by default the result is displayed in the unit entered on the right side of the expression.

You can specify a different unit of measurement. This will be displayed if it is compatible with the result. The specification is ignored if the result is incompatible.

To specify a preferred unit, insert the unit's symbol in the Unit text box on the math toolbar.

The following example shows the results with the default measurement units.

In the following example, "m" is entered as a unit of measure in the toolbar to display the result in meters.