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Offline Sheriff20

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Inch to Metric
« on: December 24, 2012, 09:11:33 PM »
I have a file to cut and the cad file that I imported to Cambam was a metric file. I need to be able to cut it on my machine and need to know what I need to do to get it done.

I have attached the gcode and dxf file

Thanks to anyone who could help
Dave

Offline woodspinner

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Re: Inch to Metric
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2012, 09:43:14 PM »
You could change the "G20" at the beginning of your gcode file to "G21" and it may cut correctly.

John

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Re: Inch to Metric
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2012, 10:29:05 PM »
Open the DXF file in CamBam, select All, right click and select ' transform ' then ' resize ' then select 'preserve aspect ratio' and click on ' mm to inch '

Hope this helps..

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Re: Inch to Metric
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2012, 11:06:20 PM »
Polska,  Thanks that seems to work. I will cut it in the morning. Im new to cnc machines and still on the steep slope.

Merry Christmas to everyone

Dave

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Re: Inch to Metric
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2012, 08:57:09 AM »
When setting up Mach3 personal profile can you do two, One for mm and one for inches and them not interfere with each other.

Thanks
  Milton