Trouble setting tool pass depth

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helensdad
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Trouble setting tool pass depth

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Hi, I am trying to set a pocket tool path to cut some numbers to a depth of 3 mm using a 1/8 ball nose endmill, but I cannot set the path depth, when I tryi in the tool edit box, I enter the number of passes, but they don't show on the main pocket screen. If I click 'calculate' I get the following... 'A formula used in one of the edit boxes is not valid'. I have attached tool set up and edit passes dialog boxes...[img]
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Re: Trouble setting tool pass depth

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For your cut depth, try using "3" instead of "3mm".
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Re: Trouble setting tool pass depth

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Cheers! That worked, many thanks. So simple a solution, I should have spotted that...

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Re: Trouble setting tool pass depth

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Good catch Gerry!
I looked at that for 10 minutes and my eyes skimmed right over that :oops:
Time for second cuppa for SURE :D
OR invest in one of these :D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Q_mXlTfcU
scott
"One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions"

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