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SVSOILS is capable of managing the entry and display of data in either Metric or Imperial units. The entry of data is handled in a different way, however, than the display of metric data. It is important for the user to recognize the difference between entering English units and displaying English or other types of units. The following sections outline these differences.


SVSOILS allows data to be entered in either Metric or Imperial units. The units of measurement for the Metric and Imperial systems have been selected based on the units most commonly used in engineering practice. Entry of data in either units is accomplished by selecting the type of units being entered and entering values into the corresponding fields.