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G-code or button for setting radius/diameter mode?
« on: March 10, 2018, 08:51:52 AM »
I think the answer to this is "no" but just checking - are there either G-codes or OEM buttons that can select radius or diameter modes in M3 Turn please?

RFA - I normally work in diameter mode but for tool setting it is useful to work in radius - to make sure I don't forget I'd like to have my tool setting button codes select radius mode first, then do what they do, then switch back to diameter mode.
Re: G-code or button for setting radius/diameter mode?
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 09:34:02 AM »
The lathe radius and diameter modes are two different trajectory planner modes
that are selected on the general config setup page. There are many complications
to doing the correct compensation. Currently there is no other way to select these
modes and I doubt that there will be. Maybe it would be possible to modify a
screen set and scripts to hide the conversions needed from the user in just the
case of tool setting while in diameter mode.
Steve Stallings
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Re: G-code or button for setting radius/diameter mode?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 07:26:24 PM »
You can only change the X mode via configuration under Turn Options. You can add an led to show that diameter mode is active though next to the
diameter label.

Sometimes one just needs to remember to do something.   :)

RICH
Re: G-code or button for setting radius/diameter mode?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 04:46:24 AM »
Indeed!  Thanks for the confirmation.  I'll add some warning lights!