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puting decimal numbers
« on: April 12, 2011, 01:13:28 PM »
hello everyone, :-\   I  would like to ask why i cant put digital numbers in any field,for example i want to put 0.1 in A axis rotation diameter for radius correct.  I menage to put only whole numbers  like 1,2,3...    Thank you :-X

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Re: puting decimal numbers
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 01:52:54 PM »
If you are using the standard screen it should be possible to put a number to 4 decimal places, see screenshot.
If using a non standard screenset then it could be the DRO is formatted to only have whole numbers.
Only other thing I can think of is your decimal point on your keyboard is not actually putting  a decial point in the DRO.

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Re: puting decimal numbers
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 02:22:27 PM »
I put numbers in   with a  box that openes when i klick on a  field,i menage to put a dot after whole number,but thats all....If i klick on "PI"  it enters only" 3."   not 3.14..... if i put "5/2" it enters only "2" not 2.5.    I have this problem on my PC and Laptop also. 

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Re: puting decimal numbers
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 02:27:38 PM »
Ok that is the auto calculator you are using rather than using the keyboard. You need  to put the leading zero if using that, for example you need to  press 0.0001 rather than just .0001

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Re: puting decimal numbers
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011, 02:33:56 PM »
I did that too... it dosnt work,still i can only put whole number and a dot.  like he dosnt wanna put "PI".... is it posible that i put numbers with keybord?maybe that would work

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Re: puting decimal numbers
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011, 02:38:25 PM »
You can only use Pi for calculations, for example if you do 1 * Pi then DRO should show 3.14159

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Re: puting decimal numbers
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011, 02:40:16 PM »
Yes if you want to use the keyboard then go to Operator menu and un tick the Auto Calculator option.
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Re: puting decimal numbers
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011, 02:49:16 PM »
ok!  I changed to keyboard and its working great...thank you