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Hi everyone.  Tim here.  I am having a problem with the units on my mach 3 software.  I set it ti inches, but the machine is working in metric units still.  anyone have any idea what is going on?  Thanks all.

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Please attach your xml.
Hood
What is that?

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It is your configuration file, you will find it in the Mach3 folder on your hard drive. If using the standard mill profile it will be called Mach3Mill.xml, if using a custom profile it will have the name of that custom profile. You will need to copy it to another location on your drive then rename so that the forum will accept it, suggest you rename to timskx1.xml
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I am not in front of the computer with the mach 3 software on it.  That comp is at home.  If i get a chance tonight i will copy it to a flash drive and bring it in tomorrow.  Thanks
I am using the configuration that came with the cnc when  i bought it.  Seige KX1

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Do you have a link to the sieg xml?
How did you change the units?
If you command a G61 then a G0X1 move in MDI does it only move one mm?
Hood
I will check tonight

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I have started drilling SS-316 tube sheet 30mm thick:
Spindle RPM: 800
Feed: 1 IPM
Peck drill Cycle: Deep Drill
2.5mm cut per Peck
The drill retract above the work piece after each 2.5 depth cut.

HSCO drill: 8mm

After 37 holes contineously , Without sharpening the tool.. The drill break down on 38th hole..
Now after each 20 holes i am planning to sharpen the drill.
Time to complete One hole 30mm deep: 7Minutes

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Looks to be working well :)

Think I would be spinning slower and feeding harder though.

Hood
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