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Imperial to Metric
« on: September 20, 2010, 08:55:53 AM »
Hi Guys,
I created a drawing in metric and made an NC code for it. 
I have my machine setup in Inches.  When I bring in the NC code, I switch to Metric on the setup page.  Everything seems to work well except that when I set my work zero it reverts back to Inches. 
I tried changing the main units to metric and re-tuned my motors accordingly..  However, it still does the same thing.  I'm confused  ???  Any help is appreciated
Re: Imperial to Metric
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2010, 09:10:26 AM »
is the code calling it back to inches, or don't you get that far.
Re: Imperial to Metric
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2010, 09:11:53 AM »
do you need to reboot mach to change to metric

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Re: Imperial to Metric
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2010, 09:17:02 AM »
The DRO is going back to inches..  It happens after I jog to the workpiece and zero in..  Also, I try to change the scale to half.

I have not rebooted since, do you think it will make a difference?
Re: Imperial to Metric
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010, 09:20:22 AM »
i think you have to reboot mach to change the units

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Re: Imperial to Metric
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010, 10:07:26 AM »
I rebooted Mach3, but to no avail.. 

It just keeps reverting back to inches. 
Re: Imperial to Metric
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2010, 10:12:42 AM »
is there a g20 in your opening lines of code

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Re: Imperial to Metric
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2010, 10:27:51 AM »
yes there is, but this happens before I even run the code..

I think I might have the solution..  I found an XML file on the site that makes my CNC machine..  I will try it and let you guys know

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Re: Imperial to Metric
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2010, 11:51:15 AM »
Problem Solved.
It turns out that my machine (a Syil X4) requires a different XML file for metric.  I loaded it and it worked like a charm.

Thanks for all your input
Re: Imperial to Metric
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2010, 01:56:04 PM »
no probs, glad it's sorted.