The default measurement system in STACK is imperial, but you can easily change individual projects or your account’s default measurement system for all new projects to metric.
NOTE: Items and assemblies from STACK and other supplied catalogs (like BNi) use imperial measurements. Any items or assemblies you add to your takeoff
from those catalogs will display in imperial units, even if the project or default measurement system is set to metric.
See below for instructions to:
Change Measurement System for a Project
You can easily switch a project’s measurements to metric or imperial at any time.
1. Open the desired project.
2. Go to TAKEOFFS.
3. Click the Settings tab.
4. Check the Use metric measurements for all takeoffs in the project box.
If you want to change back to imperial, follow the same instructions but at Step 4, uncheck the Use metric measurements for all takeoffs in the project box.
Change Default Measurement System for Your Account
NOTE: Changing the default measurement system will only affect projects created after the change, not existing projects. If you need to change the measurement system for an existing project, you can do so using the instructions above.
You must be an Account Owner to change the default measurement system for the account.
Click the Settings icon at the right of the main navigation toolbar.
Select Account Settings from the dropdown menu.
Click Company Settings on the left panel.
Scroll down to Location Settings and check the Use metric measurements by default box.
If you want to change the default back to imperial at any time, follow the same instructions but at Step 4, uncheck the Use metric measurements by default box.
If you need additional assistance, please contact us.