Convert feet and inches to decimal

GardenCAD works well in the Imperial (feet and inches environment). Distance are entered as decimal feet, so a line representing the wall of a courtyard 27 ft 9 inches long, would be entered as 27.75; the distance; 40.75 corresponds to 40 feet 9 inches and so on. If you allow your mouse to hover over this link, a number of resources will appear. These include sample designs in feet and inches, and a set of symbols in Imperial units.

Here is a link to download an Excel calculator that converts measurements in feet and inches to decimal feet for use in GardenCAD. The screen grab below shows the calculator in operation. We suggest that you have the spreadsheet running for quick conversions while you are working with GardenCAD in the Imperial system.