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number of decimal places for arc events


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my post procesor is specifically for my Dynapath Delta 20 from the PTC website, but for some reason it outputs arc commands to 5 decimal places. the controll only takes 4. all the linear events are 4 places.

i found settings for decimal places in the MCD editorfor the xyz linerar moves, and changing that value has the expected result.

but the field for places in a arc motion were greyed out. I was able to enable them and enter a value but it had no effect.

I'm pretty sure it should have worked but obviously it didn't and everybodies post processor is different and I'm going to have a hell of a time finding someone using pro/e with an old dynapath controll (on a Tree journeyman 325 mill) who has allready been down this road.

Thanks, Dan


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You might try setting the IJK values also to 4 places. If your post outputs an "R" value, then set the R word also to 4 places