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Re: G-Code scaling program, mm to Inches and back
« Reply #20 on: March 17, 2008, 04:22:11 PM »
Maybe I can try reformatting the computer used for controlling the CNC machine. It seems to work with my desktop.

Thanks Graham.
Re: G-Code scaling program, mm to Inches and back
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2008, 03:37:35 PM »
Hi Graham

Your program works perfect for me, thanks very mutch.
Just out off curiosity, what is the difference between the two versions?

Greetings:
Willem

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Re: G-Code scaling program, mm to Inches and back
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2008, 07:01:29 PM »
Hi Willem,

thank you for your comments, the only difference is the earlier one was limited to 32000 lines of code.

Graham.
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Re: G-Code scaling program, mm to Inches and back
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2008, 09:15:36 AM »
Thanks Graham, nifty little program. I have used it a couple of times now and it was brilliant.

Regards, Tweakie.
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Re: G-Code scaling program, mm to Inches and back
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2009, 08:34:26 AM »
Thank you Graham, very useful program and also even for basic renumbering.

Bill C.
Re: G-Code scaling program, mm to Inches and back
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2010, 01:03:44 PM »
nice program,simple to operate.Thanks

i likes its scaling feature.and it would be much better if we could control the z depth separately.
i used custom scale as 10,so my X-Y values become 10 times larger and also made Z depth to 10 times.
Re: G-Code scaling program, mm to Inches and back
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2010, 04:43:00 PM »
Handy utility!

Cheers,

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Re: G-Code scaling program, mm to Inches and back
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2010, 11:12:18 AM »
[flash=200,200]I downloaded file and everything work as far as the conversion goes.
the problem i have is when i tried to run the file.
[i tried an aircut   ]  the file size has been reduced to a faction of the original size.
tried on two computers same problem.
enclosed is both files  before and after.
thanks
paul
Re: G-Code scaling program, mm to Inches and back
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2010, 12:05:08 PM »
My above post is a bit misleading  i was sent a dxf that was made in mm   i then took that file into vcarvepro
and made a cut file in mm.
then use the converted to turn it into an inch file.
an easier way to go is if i was able to change the dxf mm file into a dxf inch file.
is that possible?

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Re: G-Code scaling program, mm to Inches and back
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2010, 04:05:07 PM »
The file size has reduced by about 3600 characters this is because when you convert a mm size say 127.000 to inches you get 5. a saving of 5 characters multiply this by hundreds of conversions and the file shrinks by a large amount.

Have you found a fault in the converted file?

You can convert a DXF file in mm to inches by scaling it by 1:25.4th (0.03937) the metric cam system will think its a very small part but scale the tools too and the output will be inches, you will just need to change the G21 to G20.

Graham
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