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    I noticed that in the edit window in PCDMIS 4.1 every number is in mm. I have yet to figure how to change it to inches so every location i create defaults to metric causing me to change to inches. I noticed an interesting issue though. In my location set to inches its randomly displaying my form in metric units it seems. This can definetly cause some problems as my reports are reviewed if i dont catch it.
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    There is no direct way to toggle your program from mm to inches. I believe there is a script on the hexagon website that will do it.

    From now on do this... When you create a new program it pops a window and asks for a program name. Also in that window is the option to create the program in inches or mm. Yours must be checked to mm. Change it to inches once and I believe it will stay in inches. The techs like to change it to mm when they calibrate.

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    • #3
      Good advice.. ill definetly do that. Is this a common bug with 4.1? Thinking back now i have also had some crazy roundness issues running 3.7 as well and wonder if it was having a similar issue. Although it was all in inches.

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      • #4
        inches or mm is not a "bug"

        it is your choice on what you need

        if your print is in mm, it is easier to program with it in mm to start with...
        same with inches

        when doing your tolerances, you can toggle from one to the other.....sometimes prints have mixed dimensions...but rarely
        Which one gets ridden today? MPH vs MPG..tough choice, both are FUN
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        • #5
          Check out the pic in my first post. Its mixing inches and mm in the same dimentional location in the report. Inches for diameter and mm for roundness.

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            Strange....
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            • #7
              Originally posted by jacyEd View Post
              Check out the pic in my first post. Its mixing inches and mm in the same dimentional location in the report. Inches for diameter and mm for roundness.
              Maybe you haven't read through a lot of the posts on the forum. Most people are not using 4.1 they are either staying at 3.7mr3 or using 4.2. Many problems with 4.0 and 4.1. I have been using 4.2 for many months now and see few errors/bugs.
              Last edited by JamesMannes; 06-13-2007, 09:22 AM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by JamesMannes View Post
                Maybe you haven't read through a lot of the posts on the forum. Most people are not using 4.1 they are either staying at 3.7mr3 using 4.2. Many problems with 4.0 and 4.1. I have been using 4.2 for many months now and see few errors/bugs.
                I'll have to agree with that. I quit using 4.1 and went back to 3.7mr3. I was debating upgrading to 4.2 but after doing a poll on here a few weeks ago I decided not to...
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                • #9
                  The IN/MM switch at start up will also control the format of any CAD files you need to load in 3.7 Mr3. I've heard that 4.2 will load either IN or MM CAD and allow you to convert, but I'm only using 3.7 Mr3 so I can't say for certian.

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