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switching between mm & inch format
« on: April 06, 2016, 05:58:15 PM »
Hi. I've  just started  using  Mach 3 on a small   (Chinese ) engraving machine and I would  like  to  know  how  to  switch  between  mm and  inch units. I don't  see  a toggle  for  this  on any of the  Mach screens. I've  configured the machine  set-up parameters  using  millimeters , but some  of  the  G code I use is in inch format .

Also, I'm  having  the  same  trouble  selecting the  right  coordinate  system, resulting  in horrific  crashes  :'(

Any help  would  be  welcome .

Bruce

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Re: switching between mm & inch format
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2016, 06:46:57 PM »
All you really need to do is put a G20 at the start of your inch g-code file.

Ideally, though, you should have two Mach3 profiles. One with the machine set up for mm's, and one set up in inches.
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