UoM Converter Dialog Box - Intergraph Smart Review - Help

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2019 (10.0)
2020 (15.0)

Enables you to customize the units of measure for labels in Smart Review. You can only use the UoM Converter utility with files imported from the Smart 3D application.


Schema file name (P3DComponent.xml) - Shows the P3DComponent.xml file to be used for the customization. Browse to the P3DComponent.xml file generated by Smart 3D to use to customize the units of measure. A P3DComponent.xml file is generated when you create project files in Smart 3D. The P3DComponent.xml file contains the schema information related to the Smart 3D project, and it is generated in the same folder as the Smart 3D project file.

You can only use the schema files generated by Smart 3D.

File output directory - Shows the path of the resulting conversion file (UoMConversions.xml) containing your changes. Browse to or type in the desired path location. The conversion files in Smart Review are (1) the folder containing the project files, and if not found there, then (2) the folder where the Smart Review executable file is installed.

  • You should not change the name of the conversion file, UoMConversions.xml. It is automatically created when you save your changes in the UoM Converter dialog box.

  • If you do not specify an output directory, the UoMConversions.xml file is saved in the root directory where the UoM Converter utility is installed.

Conversion rules

Lists all the measurement types and units that are available in the selected Smart 3D schema file, P3DComponent.xml.

  • Type - Measurement unit type (for example, Angle, Length and Temperature).

  • Convert From - Measurement unit that you want to change. Click in the field to display a pull-down list with unit currently available for the selected measurement type.

  • Convert To - Updated measurement unit. Click in the field to display a pull-down list with the unit you want to have display in Smart Review labels.

  • Precision - Number of decimal places to use to express the measurement value. The measurement value is rounded to fit the selected precision. You can type in an integer value 0 - 30 to represent the number of decimal places to use. For example, if you typed in 5 as the precision for the value 12.345, then the decimal value is displayed as 12.34500. If you used 2 as the precision, then the displayed decimal value is 12.35.

    Using a precision of 0 during a conversion may not give you the neededresult. For example, when a value of six inches is converted to feet with a zero (0) precision, the result is one foot because of rounding:

    6 inches / 12 inches per foot = 0.5 feet (with zero (0) precision rounds 0.5 up to 1) = 1 foot.

Default precision

Precision value (0 - 30) used if no value is set for the conversion rule. If you type in a value in the Precision column of the conversion rule, that value overrides the Default precision setting.

Conversion rules in effect

Lists the measurement conversions you want to use. When you click Add, all rows you have selected in the Conversion rules section are placed in this section.


Appends or replaces the conversion rules you have set in another UoMConversions.xml file. When you click Load, a message displays asking if you want to append to or replace all of the current conversion rules. If you click Yes, then the conversion rules are added to the bottom of the current conversion rules displayed in the dialog box. If you select No, then the current conversion rules are replaced by those in the other file. This allows you to create different sets of customized conversion rules.


Saves the UoMConversions.xml file in the directory specified in the File Output Directory box. All conversions that are in the Conversion rules in effect section when you click Save are placed in the UoMConversions.xml file.


Exits the UoM Converter utility. If modifications have been made, a confirmation message is displayed before the application closes.


Copies all measurement rows you have selected in the Conversion rules section into the Conversion rules in effect section of the dialog box.


Removes the selected row(s) from the Conversion rules in effect section.