Definition from ISO/CD 10303-41:1992: A conversion based unit is a unit that is defined based on
a measure with unit.
NOTE Corresponding STEP name: conversion_based_unit, please refer to ISO/IS 10303-41:1994
for the final definition of the formal standard.
HISTORY New entity in IFC Release 1.5.1.
An inch is a converted unit. It is from the Imperial system, its name
is "inch" and it can be related to the si unit, millimetre, through a measure with unit whose value
is 25.4 millimetre. A foot is also a converted unit. It is from the Imperial system, its name is "foot"
and it can be related to an si unit, millimetre, either directly or through the unit called "inch".
To identify some commonly used conversion based units the standard designations (case insensitive) for the
Name attribute include the following:
||Length measure equal to 25.4 mm
||Length measure equal to 30.48 mm
||Length measure equal to 914 mm
||Length measure equal to 1609 m
||Area measure equal to 4046,86 square meters
||Volume measure equal to 0.001 cubic meters
||Volume measure equal to 0.000568 cubic meters
||Volume measure equal to 0.000473 cubic meters
||Volume measure equal to 0.004546 cubic meters
||Volume measure equal to 0.003785 cubic meters
||Weight measure equal to 28.35 g
||Weight measure equal to 0.454 kg
|| The word, or group of words, by which the conversion based unit is referred to.
|| The physical quantity from which the converted unit is derived.