Once a DIMENSIONAL GROUP has been defined, additional units beyond the base unit can be defined by adding a CONVERSION as a Child. Each CONVERSION defines a new ‘Unit’ and the method for converting from the BASE UNIT to the new Unit.
There are two methods available for performing the conversion:
The main example for the second method is temperature conversions. Let’s look at converting from F back to K.
The expressions to use are as follows:
In the first expression, the special object reference ‘value’ refers to the Base unit (K), while in the second expression, ‘value’ refers to the Unit (F).
|Unit:||Name of new UNIT|
|Base to Unit:||Expression using 'value' to represent BASE UNIT that converts from BASE UNIT to new UNIT.|
|Unit to Base:||Expression using 'value' to represent new UNIT that converts from new UNIT back to BASE UNIT.|
|Factor:||Factor to multiply BASE UNIT by to convert to UNIT|