Vertical unit

From MusiCAD

The vertical unit is defined as half the height of one quarternote-notehead, and therefore note height is directly proportional to the vertical unit.

As a consequence staff lines are separated two units by definition. The location of a note on a staff therefore is as easy as possible; every diatonic note has an integer position: a B4 (center staff) has vertical position 0, C5 is 1, A4 is -1 etc.

Whenever you make an offset to a vertical position of an object it is measured in vertical units.

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