15 years ago
English at a touch. Now some have a third mode, fractional. The ultimate
digital caliper for modelers should have all that and also the ability to
enter a scale factor and read directly the scale size..and then flip to see
it in millimeters, inches, fractions, etc. Technically (speaking as a
one-time digital designer) it is not difficult to do. The only way to get
this function today is to buy a really high-end digital caliper with a
computer interface. Then you have to drag a cable and computer around as
you work. Cumbersome and expensive. Should be self-contained.
Maybe we modelers can get a movement going and interest a caliper
manufacturer in such a project.