Change CAD from Inches to Metric?

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  • Change CAD from Inches to Metric?

    I've got V35.MR2 and I have a CAD file (STEP) that I can only import when I set the prg parameters to inches when I create the prg. Is there any way that I can convert this to metric?
    Xcel & MicroVal Pfx & Global 37mr4 thru 2012mr1sp3
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    The only way I know to is to do it in the cad software. But you can still change your dimensions to metric even though your cad is in inch
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    • #3
      You're saying that I can measure everything in CAD (inches) and then tolerance to metric? Please tell me how.
      Xcel & MicroVal Pfx & Global 37mr4 thru 2012mr1sp3
      Contura Calypso 5.4

      Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth. Amen.

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      • #4
        Sure dwade. When you go to your dimension option box, right below the create/ close buttons is a option to select your units. You can do it that way. If there are alot of dimensions, i know it will be a pain to keep switching each one as you go, but "I think" on the wilcox site they have a script to use to switch them globally after you program the part. I hope this helps you !
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        • #5
          That will help a lot. Gage was made inches and I want to tolerance to "in car" coords and metric. The paper drawing shows metric sizes and locations but CAD is inch... Go figure...

          Thank you again rebeldude
          Xcel & MicroVal Pfx & Global 37mr4 thru 2012mr1sp3
          Contura Calypso 5.4

          Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth. Amen.

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          • #6
            I am not at work at the moment dwade, but will be there in a few hours or so, if u want me to change your CAD model to metric you could email it to me. Pm me if this is an easier option and I will give you my email address, its only a 2 second job so I would send it straight back to you.
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            • #7
              I've got the prg almost done but would like to know how you are going to do it. CAD software??

              I've got more to do over the next several months. If it is that easy I could zip and email one to you now and then. Would that be OK?

              Email me here and I'll keep your addy in my addy book.

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              Xcel & MicroVal Pfx & Global 37mr4 thru 2012mr1sp3
              Contura Calypso 5.4

              Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth. Amen.

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              • #8
                Yep no problem with you sending files at all. I have sent you an email containing my home and works mail to the address above.

                Jon
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                • #9
                  We use Transmagic for transferring CAD from english to metric. Even transfers it into either step or iges depending on the math model.

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