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0004402FreeCADFeaturepublic2020-07-08 11:01
ReporterHoWil Assigned Towmayer  
PrioritynormalSeveritymajorReproducibilityalways
Status assignedResolutionopen 
Target Version0.19 
Summary0004402: scientific notation for displaying numbers
DescriptionI ask for using the scientific notation for displaying numbers where it is necessary.
The reason is the following.
I often use FEM and among others have to edit solver settings in the range of 1e-5 to 1e-9. All of these settings are simply shown as 0.0.

I know that it is already possible to enter number in scientific notation. I ask for some additional switch in the preferences next to 'number of decimals called something like 'use scientific notation to display numbers where necessary?'

The formula editor can help here. One can insert 1e-9 and the following is shown in the Value-column in the Data-Tab: 0,00 (1e-6). But I have to use the formula editor first which means I have to add all necessary (pre-filled) values into the formula editor to see/recognize it in the Value-column.
Below you see an example where the entry for Linear Tolerance is 0,00000001 and is shown as "0,0" where 1e-8 would be nice. When I would like to change it without formula editor I would have to set the number of decimals to 8 making other dialogues hard to use because of many unnecessary zeros.
Under Steady State Tolerance you can see the value "0,00 with (1e-9)" using the formula editor.
Additional InformationPlease see also :
https://forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=48229
Tagsdisplay, formula, NumberFormat, Precision, Solver(FEM), spinbox
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Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2020-07-08 10:58 HoWil New Issue
2020-07-08 10:58 HoWil Tag Attached: display
2020-07-08 10:58 HoWil Tag Attached: formula
2020-07-08 10:58 HoWil Tag Attached: NumberFormat
2020-07-08 10:58 HoWil Tag Attached: Precision
2020-07-08 10:58 HoWil Tag Attached: Solver(FEM)
2020-07-08 10:58 HoWil Tag Attached: spinbox
2020-07-08 11:01 HoWil Assigned To => wmayer
2020-07-08 11:01 HoWil Status new => assigned