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Metric lead screw, but work in inches
« on: January 05, 2016, 12:24:11 AM »
My mill has metric lead screws, but everything I do is in US units (inches).   Any worry with me setting native units to inches, then entering a converted decimal amount under motor tuning "steps per".  Or should I be setting it to metric and just use US units G-code?

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Re: Metric lead screw, but work in inches
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 01:57:41 AM »
Just set your native units to inches. When you calculate the axis steps per unit it comes out at a long decimal number but Mach handles that without issue.  ;)

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Re: Metric lead screw, but work in inches
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 11:39:11 AM »
Great  - thanks