Tool choice based on material thickness

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Jason_Scott
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Tool choice based on material thickness

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I would like to set my processes so that if I am cutting mdf that is thinner that 1/4" it uses a downcut bit to cut it out and if its thicker use a compression bit.

I am running a Biesse machine so it references the tool name to call a tool in the program.
I was thinking that if I entered something like this in the tool name line it would work but I think I am wrong
(Rough.zmax>.25)? 3_8COMP:3_8DOWN

I haven't made this work yet and I am not sure if it will.
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Re: Tool choice based on material thickness

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It would probably be better if you had the operation in there twice and just use the integer evaluation of activate or deactivate base on material thick. I have not had a lot of success with cam use strings in if statements better to formulate to evaluate it as integer 1 or 0.
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