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inch tool library & metric parts

inch tool library & metric parts

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I am learning to use Surfcam.  Two questions:

1.  Is there a way to use the inch tool library to make metric parts?

2.  Does anyone have a tutorial text that they recommend?

Thanks,
Chris

Chris Montgomery
Mechanical Engineer

RE: inch tool library & metric parts

cmm,

    If the part is scaled to inch ( 1 unit = 1 inch)
you can use inch tools.  If the part is drawn in metric
units, you'll have to scale the part from metric to
inch.  

    Tutorials with the software should be enough help
if you've had any cam experience.

    What version are you running?

Nick R.
programmer - Surfacm 2001

RE: inch tool library & metric parts

cmm,

     Sorry, I didn't think to say that if options>units option is set to metric, you get metric tools; if set to inch, you get inch tools.  I work in inch all the time and create metric tools in the inch tool library.  I just make sure if I have a metric part it is scaled to inch -- that's what our cnc machines are set for.  Sorry if there was any confusion.

Nick

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