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switching from metric to inches temporarly
« on: October 11, 2012, 05:32:50 PM »
My machine is set up for Metric I want to run a program in inches
I do not want to change the whole Mach 3 set up
what is a better way to change from metric to inches for this run...
I tried finding this in the videos but ran out of patience

thanks

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Re: switching from metric to inches temporarly
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 05:51:47 PM »
Have a G20 in your code and Mach will run it in Imperial units.
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Re: switching from metric to inches temporarly
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 05:58:42 PM »
You mean if I run a G code that is  written in inches
my machine will automatically run it in inches
even though it is set up for mm.....

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Re: switching from metric to inches temporarly
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 06:07:44 PM »
As long as the code tells Mach it is written in inches, ie it has a G20 at the start then Mach will run it correctly.
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Re: switching from metric to inches temporarly
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 06:16:19 PM »
Here is the file I am running
It seems to have a G20 at the beginning
is this what you're talking about ??

thanks I sure appreciate it!!!

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Re: switching from metric to inches temporarly
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 06:20:27 PM »
Yes, that should run fine. The DROs may display Inch or mm, that will depend on what you have for the setting for DROs in General Config, you can lock them to native units or have them change, I personally prefer them locked.
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Re: switching from metric to inches temporarly
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 06:24:39 PM »
Hey thanks you've been a great help

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Re: switching from metric to inches temporarly
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 06:26:56 PM »
No problem :)
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