Setting Measurement Units

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This handy guide will walk you through how to set and personalize measurement units. Whether you're adding new areas or creating reports, knowing how to set and change measurement units is essential for accurately reflecting property sizes. We’ll cover setting a default unit for new entries and adjusting units for individual areas to ensure clarity across your company's portfolio. 


Setting the Default Measurement Unit 

To establish a default measurement unit for your company: 

  1. Navigate to the Defaults & Customisation section within the Settings tab under the Manage Companies section. 
  2. Select your preferred measurement unit from the available options:  
      • Square metre 
      • Square foot 
      • Hectare 
      • Acre 

Keep in mind that changing the default measurement unit will apply only to new size entries and will not retroactively adjust existing sizes within the company. 


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Altering Measurement Units at an Area Level 

If you need a mix of different measurement units across various areas, you can change them at an individual level: 

  1. Locate the size field for the area you wish to adjust. 
  2. Click on the grey dropdown menu to the right of the field. 
  3. Choose your desired measurement unit from the available options. 

This flexibility allows for area-specific unit display without affecting the rest of your portfolio. 


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Customizing Display Units for Area Size Totals 

Viewing a list of areas with the total area size displayed can be customized as follows: 

  1. Select your preferred display unit from a dropdown menu or settings option when available. 
  2. This customization only changes how the totals are shown and does not alter the actual stored sizes. 

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Setting Units for Tenancy Schedules

When generating a Tenancy Schedule:

  1. There is an option to specify which measurement unit you wish the totals to be displayed in. 
  2. Just as with the area size totals, this selection is for display purposes and does not modify the underlying data. 
  3. Click Display then select the unit of measurement.

By correctly setting and managing units of measurement, you can ensure consistency and accuracy across all areas and reports within your company settings. This becomes particularly useful for companies managing international or diverse portfolios requiring various units of measurement. 


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