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Paul:
 
I have seen different conventions using metric system. Those are as follows: 1:100, 1:250, 1:500 e.t.c. Sometimes, I found engineer specify as %. Some of the Detailing software uses 1:250 (X-Steel is one of them I believe). It does not make any sense to me to use roof slope based on 12 in metric system. Also I did not see this (based on 12) with my several years of working experience with metric units in the Middle East (They follow, European and British standards).
 
For your program development, I would consider to provide more flexibility. Such as in % and 1:100, 1:250, 1:500 etc.
 
Hope this will help.
 
Lutfur R. Khandaker
Computerized Structural Design
lrk(--nospam--at)csd-eng.com
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Feather [mailto:pfeather(--nospam--at)san.rr.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2000 12:33 PM
To: SEAOC List
Subject: Metric Roof Slope

What is the standard way of specifying roof slope in metric countries?  In the US we use x:12, where x is so many inches of rise in 12 inches of run.  What is the standard in metric?
 
Thanks in advance,
 
Paul Feather