Seth Moser

Assistance Needed to Manipulate a Custom Property

Discussion created by Seth Moser on Jun 4, 2020
Latest reply on Jun 4, 2020 by Deepak Gupta

Hi all, this question has likely been asked (and solved) many times. However, I don't understand the terminology enough to find relevant results.


I am getting a custom property using:

bbArea = swFeat.CustomPropertyManager.Get6("Bounding Box Area", False, bbArea, bbAreaOut, True, False)


The line returns property as desired, let's say 100", as expected. However when I try to do any algebra, I get a mismatch error. I need to multiply it by a percentage, as the idea is to calculate waste. 


Since the dim 'bbAreaOut' is a string, what type is needed for algebra?

Also, this process, what is it called? Dimensional transformation/conversion?