Managing cutting conditions

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quazoosl
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TopSolid Module: TopSolid'Wood
TopSolid Version: 6.21

Managing cutting conditions

Unread post by quazoosl »

I know I can modify cutting conditions in two ways:
- Per tool: Mount Tools > Cutting conditions
- by Abacus: Equipments > Modify Cutting Conditions.

What I don't know is how TopSolid decides which to use, and how I can decide for which tools to use the ab5acus, and for which tools to use the cutting conditions.

Any help would be appreciated.
Jason_Scott
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TopSolid Module: TopSolid'Wood
TopSolid Version: 6.18

Re: Managing cutting conditions

Unread post by Jason_Scott »

I have only ever set them for each tool. It's the way I find most reliable as I can set the rpm and chipload of the tool and let TS take care of the feedrate calculations. I think through the equipment menu you add complexity that you don't really need. The menu option doesn't take into account number of cutting edges or chipload into its calculations.
Jason Scott
Scott Custom Woodworks
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