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Old 05-26-2011, 04:11 PM
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Now we have to attach the tools to the program list.
CAM will use the information from the tool data's list and add the speeds and feeds to the CNC program for the block material you select.

Picture 1)
Click the "Startup" tab, click "tool Holders".
Select T01 with your mouse.
Click the attach button.
(Tool types) Click the arrow for the list.....End mills, Rough
Select the 3/4" endmill with your mouse then click OK.

** You should now see the 3/4" EM at the T01 spot
Now you may or may-not have to click the Ok button in the Attached tool window before you add the next tool,
I tried to add T02 without clicking the OK once and the 3/4" EM did not show up in the fine EM list.

If you get an "Unsuitable" remark error.
you may not have selected Aluminum for the "block at the start or you did not select 7.1 group when you defined the 3/4" end-mill.

Now repeat the same above and add the finishing endmill from the "End Mill, fine" list to T02.

Picture 2)
Just a screen shot of the two tools one for roughing, one for finishing.
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