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tool properties
« on: October 07, 2010, 12:11:29 AM »
Does mach keep track of tools capable of plunging (center cutting or not center cutting) for milling?

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Re: tool properties
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 02:25:14 AM »
No, you can have Mach keep a note of which tool number is loaded but Mach doesnt know or care what type of tool it is.
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Re: tool properties
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2010, 08:19:16 PM »
Would that not cause problems if you don't have a center-cutting mill in place and forget the program calls for drilling?

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Re: tool properties
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010, 04:21:53 AM »
Yes it would but how can Mach be responsible for that. Even if you defined a tool and Mach would not do a move if the tool defined couldnt do that move but how would Mach know you actually have put that tool in there?
The operator has to take some responsibility ;)
Often CAM programmes put a description of the tool in the code beside the tool call, that way the operator can check through to see what the code requires.
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