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I recall reading that there is a little trick to quickly convert fractions to decimal within aspire, I think it is within the tool setup box, anyone know the details ?
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Doug,
In most of the dialog boxes you can just enter the fraction and press the equal key. Example: 15/16=
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If you go into Help Contents and click the three bars in the top left then select Calculation Edit Boxes you'll see the options available for calculations within all the places you would usually enter a numeric value in Aspire/VCarve/Cut2D.

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I use common math symbols in the appropriate dialog box and press =, all that I have tried works. ( 1 5/16 + 1/2 or 3/16 then press = ) and the correct answer is in the box.

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Sounds like a handy feature especially for those of us a little math impaired, thanks for the tips.
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Hey Xxray, I'm not math impaired. I can count to 2. It's funny that I still pull up the Microsoft calculator to do these. I'll try to remember this and use the shortcut next time. Thanks for the information.

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Adrian wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:34 am
If you go into Help Contents and click the three bars in the top left then select Calculation Edit Boxes you'll see the options available for calculations within all the places you would usually enter a numeric value in Aspire/VCarve/Cut2D.
im not seeing three bars when i click on help contents, i get a browser window opened in chrome.
was looking because i have a hard time remembering the metric to decimal shortcuts and would like it in the help file..
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sawmiller wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:06 pm
Adrian wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:34 am
If you go into Help Contents and click the three bars in the top left then select Calculation Edit Boxes you'll see the options available for calculations within all the places you would usually enter a numeric value in Aspire/VCarve/Cut2D.
im not seeing three bars when i click on help contents, i get a browser window opened in chrome.
was looking because i have a hard time remembering the metric to decimal shortcuts and would like it in the help file..
3 bars are right next to the word "contents" at least on mine.
File is a pdf, perhaps you need to assign another app to open it
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sawmiller wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:06 pm
im not seeing three bars when i click on help contents, i get a browser window opened in chrome.
was looking because i have a hard time remembering the metric to decimal shortcuts and would like it in the help file..
See the attached image:
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nope......... no three bars,,,seems to be html
maybe chrome is opening the pdf as html
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ahh im actualy looking at a local file i downloaded sometime in the past( on a seldom used laptop)
now to figure out how i did that.... lol, with age every day is a new day
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There are charts on the Internet with "Fractions, Decimals, MMeters" in 3 columns on a single chart. I find these helpful while hunting for bits on sites where MM are the units. Just have one printed for my office and one for the shop is a great time-saver.

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