Thanks for your response, Adrian. We use end mills from a variety of manufactures and many vary slightly in diameter despite all claiming to be the same as what their packaging states. My tool database (in Aspire) has each tool generically described, and we caliper measure the actual bit when creating toolpaths. The real diameter gets edited just into the short entry for the current tool so as not to keep changing the main tool database. On our college servers the main tool database is frozen.Adrian wrote:There is no documented variable for the tool radius/diameter but you could set it in the notes for the tool in the database and the post processor can pick it up from there.
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