Adrian wrote:Can you do them via comments in the toolpath and changes to the PP? That's they way a lot of people add toolpath specific G codes.
Gundawg wrote:I think some of you are a little short sided because it is not something you need. I realize Aspire is a router based system but by adding threading features it opens the software to a new customer base.
Just how many new users would be purchasing the software in order to do thread milling?
I have looked at CAD CAM systems that are designed for milling operations most are very expensive and difficult to learn. There are enough guys out there with CNC metal working equipment in their garages to support these features.
Thread milling and rigid tapping are completely different so is the use of a tapping head I have a tapping head and it would be like going back to using a hand held router instead of a spindle. I can add hand coded G code.
Just how many different threads are you planning on cutting? I am pretty sure your control supports some variables so why not "handcode" a variable program that would allow you to spec different threads? As I mentioned above I did that some time ago for when I need to do threads. Now whenever I need a milled thread I just set the variables and cut it. Pretty much no matter how you cut it a thread milling operation is a program unto itself. That cutter is not used for anything else so incorporating the operation into a large program still means a tool change. I like that I do it separately because as we all know threads can be a fussy thing and running it as a separate program allows tweaks when needed.
I am not sure how to add notes to tool paths can someone point me to the information about that? I looked in the help manual and did not see where this information is located.
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