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Offline Tarak

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Easy way to always have a positive value in a DRO field
« on: May 09, 2008, 05:34:31 AM »
Is there an easy way to always force a positive value into a DRO, I have a small calculator I've made for working out a lead (similar to a drill flute), it works great but it returns a negative value.
Is it possible to change the following line to make it always output a positive value?

SetOEMDRO (1203,3.141592654*Ø/Tan(AngleinRadians)) 'This normally works out to a negative value, but the value in a positive is correct.

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Re: Easy way to always have a positive value in a DRO field
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008, 08:30:35 AM »
Yes,

x=ABS(SetOEMDRO (1203,3.141592654*Ø/Tan(AngleinRadians)))

Absoulte value function, always positive.

scott
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Re: Easy way to always have a positive value in a DRO field
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008, 04:57:58 PM »
Yet again, Thanks scott, works well. Now that I look at the function Abs, I think you may of told me this once before, sorry.
Darc