Menu Option: General: Units (also shown on the main toolbar)
This option provides access to the Units database. LEAP includes a wide range of units for most classes of data, including data denominated by energy, power, mass, volume, length and currency units. The default units database provided with LEAP should suffice for most analyses.
In rare circumstances you may wish to edit some of the unit conversion definitions in LEAP, or add your own units. Most commonly you may wish to add to or update the currency units stored in LEAP, or add additional units to the "Other Units" list for use with the Activity Levels in your Demand analysis.
Click on the Units Class selection box to display different classes of units (mass, volume, energy, power, area, length, currency, and "other"). Use the Add () button to add a new unit and the Delete button () to delete a unit. To avoid errors, the most common units cannot be changed.
Note that the last class of units called "Other Units" do not have conversion factors associated with them, since they are never converted to other units of a similar class. These units are only used in Demand Activity Level A measure of social and economic activity. When used in LEAP's Demand analysis, activity levels are multiplied by energy intensities to yield overall levels of energy demand screens.