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Postby oginok » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:48 pm

Hi,
brand new to PVC and forums.(first post) Here it is, I've got pic ready to carve, post it, load it, and where my size was supposed to be about 4.0 in. x 4.5 in., program runs pic about .125 square. maddening. What am I missing?
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Re: size

Postby mtylerfl » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:50 pm

Are you swapping inches for millimeters?
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Re: size

Postby oginok » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:14 pm

don't think so.. on PVC lower right says 4.461 x 4.0 inches and shows toolpath across pic and g code reflects one instance of approx. 3 in movement.
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Re: size

Postby mtylerfl » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:16 pm

Check that you are using the correct post processor and that your controller is set for inches too.

I still think somehow your inch dimensions are being converted to millimeters somewhere along the way from software to Machining.
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Re: size

Postby oginok » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:02 pm

thanks, Just checked my controller to see if it is reading g-code in mm. need to get on a hardware forum to see how to toggle between mm and inches as I saw no control over that. I'm sticking with it untill I get a solution and your feedback I consider invaluable, so THANK YOU again.
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Re: size

Postby oginok » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:10 am

I was using wrong PP. IT WORKED Not the best result, but I know what to do to make better. Thanks again
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Re: size

Postby mtylerfl » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:50 am

I’m very happy to hear you got it sorted. Happy Carving!
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