Grasshopper is a powerful parametric modeling tool for Rhino. However, it works primarily with metric units. This can cause headaches for users who prefer imperial units like feet and inches. Thankfully, there is an easy workaround to get imperial values into Grasshopper-compatible decimals.
The Challenge of Imperial Units in Grasshopper
As a metric-centric program, Grasshopper takes number inputs through sliders and panels. This makes entering imperial units in Grassshopper a bit tricky. While you can manually convert feet and inches to decimals, it's inefficient. Fortunately, we can build a simple Grasshopper component to handle the conversion automatically.
Imperial Units in Grasshopper Converter Steps
Follow these steps to create a custom Grasshopper component for imperial units:
Download the Imperial Converter Here
If you'd like to follow along with the tutorial and use our imperial converter component, you can download it here. Just let us know where you'd like us to send it...
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