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scaling up an old program
« on: January 22, 2009, 03:44:15 PM »
Hey every body. Its been a little while since I have been on. I was wondering if there is a way to scale up an existing program without rewriting the whole thing. I have a design that I'd like to cut at a couple of different sizes.
didnt know if there was a function for that or if I could simply adjust the steps per inch setting to accomplish this task.
wondering what others think is the best way to go about this or if there was already a thread on this and someone could point me at it.

Cb

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Re: scaling up an old program
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2009, 04:02:27 PM »
Use the scale DROs at the side of the axis DROs, putting 2 in each x y and z scale DROs will make all dimensions twice the size, putting 0.5 will make it half, putting a -1 in an axis will reverse that axis.
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Re: scaling up an old program
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2009, 04:14:40 PM »
Oh man that is easy. I knew there was a way to do it. It was just one of those use it or loose bits of information.
Thanks :D
Re: scaling up an old program
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2009, 05:07:35 PM »
one more question, when I do the scaling function, I assume that it also will double my tool offsets as well? so I should say, double the diameter of my end mill when doubling the scaling.
Is this correct?

CB

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Re: scaling up an old program
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2009, 05:15:07 PM »
Now that I do not know, I have only ever used the scaling for my lathe to reverse the code for the X axis when using the front post as opposed to the normal rear turret. I think you will just have to test and see :( unless someone else knows?
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Re: scaling up an old program
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2009, 06:10:55 PM »
yes,double tool

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Re: scaling up an old program
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2009, 02:10:59 PM »
I think the tool offsets remain the same only the centerline size changes.
(;-) TP