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Inches vs MM (RESOLVED)
« on: January 08, 2017, 01:40:38 PM »
Since most of the balsa and plans I use are in inches it is easier for me to use.  BCL will use cut speeds up to 200 on the inch section.  Is the 200 inches per minute?  I am trying to set up some cutting tools.  It looks to me from reading 300 mm per minute? is a good starting point. So from my math that would translate to 12 as the speed for a cut in inches.  Am I looking at this properly?  It seems the faster the cut the less the kerf. 
Another note on my BCL when I try to use the triangle shape I get an error message that says the file cannot be found.  This is on the inches tab and selecting the 45 degree angle.
Also when I burn a focus line it seemed to me it used to jump forward after burning so you could make several lines and compare but what I was getting is it burns over the same spot each time
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Re: Inches vs MM
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 01:53:27 PM »
What version of BCL are you using?
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Re: Inches vs MM
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 01:57:19 PM »
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Re: Inches vs MM
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2017, 02:16:44 PM »
I'm attaching all the 45 degree test shapes...unzip and copy into the Shapes folder.
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Re: Inches vs MM
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2017, 02:21:20 PM »
>Is the 200 inches per minute?
Yes

>So from my math that would translate to 12 as the speed for a cut in inches.
Yes, that's a good starting speed.
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Re: Inches vs MM
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2017, 02:30:55 PM »
Hmmmmm it says the shapes are already there......do I overwrite? Seems like maybe it is looking in the wrong place for the shapes.  The square works fine

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Re: Inches vs MM
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2017, 02:33:29 PM »
It's ok...you have to over write the files that are in the zip file...it will be ok to do that...
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Re: Inches vs MM
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2017, 02:44:55 PM »
>Also when I burn a focus line it seemed to me it used to jump forward...

Please copy and paste the gcode that is generated for you when you do this...I'll take a look at it...it works fine on my PC...thanks...
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Re: Inches vs MM
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2017, 03:01:11 PM »
Okay the shapes work okay now they are larger than the other shapes.  I am going to try to run the focus lines and  get you the g-code.

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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2017, 03:19:24 PM »
Okay I figured what was going on......when you burn a focus line it tries to move down and since I am already at the bottom it can't move down.   So I had to move home up so it would have room to burn the focus lines.  I included the g-code.

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Re: Inches vs MM
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2017, 04:30:51 PM »
Ahhh yes...I'm so used to being in the middle of the material when I'm testing things...if you're doing Shape testing, you need to be in the left/central area of your material...not down in the lower left corner of 0,0.

I did change the size of the inches shapes recently...attached is a zip file with all of the shapes if you're interested in updating all your inch shapes...although it really doesn't matter for what their purpose is.

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