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  1. Table of Feeds and Speeds for Specific Machining Operations.

    Often times the same endmill is used for multiple operations such as facing, adaptive roughing, pocketing, slotting and finishing/profiling etc. It would be very convenient and efficient to generate a table for the feeds and speeds for each specific milling operation. I often find myself recomputing the feeds and speeds for the end mill on the same job. By providing a table with all this information once can even make a screen grab and put it in a reference manual for future use.

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      0 comments  ·  Calculator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • 3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  G-Code Editor/Simulator  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Make adding new G/M code easier

        I think this is more of a bug fix than an idea. It is difficult to make new G codes without overriding existing ones. It's like changing G/M code # doesn't actually apply to that number but to the code that was last highlighted in the list.

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        • Improve Backploter preview environment

          It is currently hard to navigate the 3D simulation screen. It is easy to scroll the toolpath out of view. It would be nice to have a reference object such as a table (size to machine selection). Make grid line more transparent and create a clear origin marker for machine home position and a smaller one for work coordinate position

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          • TiB2 coatings support for the Machinists calculator

            Currently you have no support for this coating, and you are apparently 'aware' that tool deflection is dramatically affected by tool incidental surface friction... your software shows adjustments to tool deflection as the various 'available' coatings are overlaid on a tool.

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            • Mac OS Sierra issue: Request to install helper tool at startup

              Every time I start GWizard in Mac OS Sierra, a box pops up asking for my admin pw to install a "helper tool". Whether I install it or not, it asks for it the next time I start the program. Anyone else having this problem on a mac, and what did you do about it?

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              • Import option for Fusion360 tool library

                Fusion360 can export a tool libary - it would be great to be able to import this into gwiz crib.

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                • RPM converter for manual spindle controllers

                  There are people amongst us who use manual spindle control. That means, that some of those are controlled via certain dials or PWM values, that are proportional to the output RPM.
                  For example I use a chinese spindle controller with a dial from 0 to 400, which represents spindle speeds from 0 to 24000 RPM, that means that every time I get feed/speed from G-Wizard, I have to go in to excel or calculator, do a 400/24000*RPM to get what I have to actually set my controller to for a needed speed.

                  My suggestion would be to have this conversion…

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                  • labels for columns and add another hardness column

                    for the materials the column for hardness does not specify to which scale. I am assuming this column is brinell???

                    would be very nice to have an additional column for Rockwell hardness scale

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                    • Real Time Feed rate

                      Hello Bob, Nice software :-) Running the trial now but some things are confusing. The simulation doesn't seem to follow a change of feedrate. Is this intended or a bug? The custom Wizard

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                      • More accurate tool preview images

                        There are 13 different main types of tool that you can choose from in G-Wizard, yet there are only 3 different preview images. While I understand that many of these tools (and the way that G-Wizard handles their geometry) are effectively the same, having the Indexable Drill, Spot Drill, Center Drill, Spade Drill, Reamer, Tap, Thread Mill, Boring Bar, and Saw all use the End Mill image is just strange. Maybe I am just a more visual person, but I find it very helpful to have at least a reasonably accurate representation of the tool I am defining.

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                        • Sheet metal gauges in the quick refs

                          Just a quick list of sheet gauge thicknesses in the quick refs page.

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                          • Support for micro end mills

                            Please add support for micro endmill sizes i.e. kyocera type micro end mills and PCB FR4 type materials

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                            • Adding a 3 points calc to Geometry Page in GW

                              Enter 3 points
                              Calc Diameter, center point

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                              • Ceramic Material Profile

                                Ceramic Materials not listed. Would love to see that added..

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                                • Shapeoko 3 with Makita RT0700C

                                  Hi, I'd like to have the machine profile for this particular setup. It is taking a while to get all of the information from different sources and to refresh my brain on physics 101 (HP->KW, etc.). Ideally, it would be available for all G-Wizard Calculator folks (and your other great offerings). This Makita Router is slightly different than the Dewalt, Porter, or Bosch router options. I have some guidelines from the Manufacturer of the Shapeoko 3 (Carbide 3D), but there are still many blanks to fill in to complete the machine profile. Thanks!

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                                  • Tool family - ability to create a quick access list

                                    This idea assumes that the tool family database will expand and eventually come with a huge selection of tooling similar to how the material database has expanded.

                                    I will post the same suggestion I had for the materials - allow the user to browse/search the massive database and set what tool families they use. These should then be accessible from a quick drop down list on the main calculator interface.

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                                    • 3 votes
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                                      • Information for Engraving Feeds & Speeds

                                        Add an engraving tool to the tool crib.

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                                        • Threadmilling added to Conversational Wizards

                                          Enable threadmilling to Conversational CNC

                                          Threadmilling is greyed out - it appears to be a future update, but is not currently supported. It'd be nice not to have to CAD/CAM something simple just to thread a hole I don't have the right tap for.

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