Setting up the machine
2.4 Settings for the machine
Proceed as follows
Setting the zero offset
You can enter a new position value in the actual value display for individual axes when a
settable zero offset is active.
The difference between the position value in the machine coordinate system MCS and the
new position value in the workpiece coordinate system WCS is saved permanently in the
currently active zero offset (e.g. G54).
Please also refer to the machine manufacturer's instructions.
Select <JOG> or <AUTO> mode in the "Machine" operating area.
Press the menu forward key and the "Settings" softkey.
A new vertical softkey bar appears.
Press the "Switch to inch" softkey.
A prompt asks you whether you really want to switch over the unit of
Press the "OK" softkey.
The softkey label changes to "Switch to metric".
The unit of measurement applies to the entire machine.
Press the "Switch to metric" softkey to set the unit of measurement of
the machine to metric again.
Operating Manual, 02/2012, 6FC5398-7CP40-3BA0