Good, cheap, material to practice with?

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Re: Good, cheap, material to practice with?

Postby RET » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:02 pm

Hi,

Thanks ctwo. As you can see, I forgot the decimal point. I do that now and then and the software reminds me. In the Sherline software, that generates an error message so in practice you will find it right away.

Glenn, the software seems to need 5 decimal places (it shows 4 on the display) and sometimes I just add the extra numbers rather than rounding off. Its partly habit and sloppy code writing but sometimes it is easier to do that than figure out what the shorter number should be. I know if I use the extra numbers it will be right. The Anvil CAD program shows 8 decimal points, but it keeps track of 16. More precision than I will ever need.

Thanks guys.

Richard Trounce.

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Re: Good, cheap, material to practice with?

Postby dorin » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:45 am

Well, thanks again. I do plan on running it tomorrow when I can make it to the shop.
-Mike

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Re: Good, cheap, material to practice with?

Postby dorin » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:05 am

Sadly we had other issues, and didn't get running the cnc until too late in the evening.
Early next week is next trip to shop!


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