G70, running imperial file on metric machine

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G70, running imperial file on metric machine

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Tue, May 20 2014, 2:49PM

My machine is set up factory in metric. I'm loading DXF files that are in imperial measurements. In CN prefs, I change the machine mode to imperial (inches and decimals) and the files nest fine. I write the code, and it writes fine, even has a G70 automatically in the header. Yet, the machine won't run, it encounters an "out of bounds" error right off the bat in the X dimension, which is 46". Even if it were 46mm, that still shouldn't cause an out of bounds error. Anyone have any experience running the machine under a G70 code? My impression is that it is just supposed to work. It doesn't. I've run out of ideas.

Any suggestions? Got a job sitting here waiting for me to get this resolved. :?
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Re: G70, running imperial file on metric machine

Postby Jeremy Schiffer » Tue, May 20 2014, 3:01PM

Of course, immediately after I decide to post here about it, I figure it out. I couldn't find it documented in the manuals or anywhere, so, for future reference, here it is:

You must change the XSHIFT and YSHIFT values manually to imperial. For some reason they don't get automatically translated like all the other measurements do. So, XSHIFT=2438 must be XSHIFT=96, etc. A Find & Replace will do nicely...

I'm guessing the reciprocal is true in an imperial-to-metric situation.

Now back to work!
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