Get Started Converting Units in Converter

You can use Dicom Converter to quickly convert one physical quantity to another. You can do the same thing with Dicom Calculator ( using "to" operator) but the Converter interface is specially built for this particular purpose.

Open Converter

If Converter is not already open, from the menu select View / Converter to open it. Depending on the startup mode, Converter size, position and docking condition may vary.

Select Physical Quantity

At the top of the Converter is a pull-down Quantity List. Select a quantity to which unit to be converted belongs. For example, if you want to convert ft. to m., you have to select Length from the Quantity List. Similarly to convert {mph.} to {kph.}, i.e. mile-per-hour to kilometer-per-hour, you have to select Velocity, speed.

In the Converter you can only convert units that have a symbol or composition defined, like {mph.}. If you want to convert units that is composed of two or more symbols, like mi./s. to m./h., i.e. mile-per-second to meter-per-hour, you can use Calculator, instead of Converter. In the Calculator Expression Area enter mi./s. to m./h. and press [Enter] to get the result. See Get Started Calculating in Calculator for more detail.

Tips: You can create a Composition and use it in the Converter

Select Unit to be Converted and Converted Unit

Once you select a quantity, both left and right side list boxes will be populated with related units. Left side list is the Unit-From List, right side list is the Unit-To List. Make your selection from both side.

Specify Value of Unit to be Converted

Default value of unit to be converted is 1. You can change this value. Result is changed automatically.

 See also: To know more advanced features of Converter see Working with Converter.