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Question about router measurements

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Charlie, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. Charlie

    Charlie New
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    Hello Everyone,

    I am awaiting parts to start building my Ox router. I was wondering about the routers measurements. The Pulleys and belts are metric pitch. the control software will have all the data input in metric. so does this mean when I draw a part in a cad program or create the tool path in a cad program I have to choose millimeters or can I select inches? I think the answer is no but I thought I would ask.

    Regards

    Charlie
     
  2. Tweakie

    Tweakie OpenBuilds Team
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    Hi Charlie,

    It depends on the machine control software you are using.
    For example, many software's such as Mach3 have the G20 / G21 commands which will allow CAD/CAM generated Gode in Imperial or Metric measurements to be used in a seamless fashion.

    I generally work in Metric units but for printed circuit work it is currently easier for me to work in Imperial units - as long as the appropriate G20 / G21 is in the Gcode my machine always gets it right. :)

    Tweakie.
     
  3. Charlie

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    Hi Thanks for the reply.
     

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