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Tired of printing out Operation lists and then wasting time adding setup information by hand?

There is a neat and easy way to replace standard Operations and Tooling lists with something very compact and usable.

Here are config files i use at my work to create Setup Sheets and tooling lists right from SurfCam.

  1. First make sure you backup you Operations.cfg and Tooling.cfg files in case you want to go back (VERY NOT likely)
    Those can be found inside your V5 or V6\Config directory.
  2. Unpack contents of the attached ZIP folder.
  3. Copy .CFG files found within into your V5 or V6\Config folder.
  4. Copy folder "images" into "C:\Surfcam\" directory, if you want also tool images to show with tooling list.
  5. Go to SurfCam Options and in section Setup Sheet select "Current" from several other choises.

Thats it!!

UPDATE!!!!!!

  • Operations list NOW highlights table rows when you move the mouse over them.
  • When you select ANY text on Operations List, the same text will be highlighted over the whole page!!!

Download current file below

Samples are below:

<--Operations List-->

CNC PROGRAM INFORMATION SHEET

JOB: DATE: Wed Jul 18 2012 CNC:
DESCRIPTION: File(S): START:
MATERIAL SIZE: XX END:
INSTRUCTIONS:
PROG. BY: ELDAR

 

T#LDDIAMPlungeFeedSpeedR levelCViewMin ZTimeCOMMENT
14 - 14 14 -No 2.0000 50.000 - 90.00 IPM 5000 RPM 1.1250 Back 0.0000 0:0:27 T14 2" FC Fly Cut Finish
16 - 16 0 -No 0.0300 - Custom 2 32.00 IPM 10000 RPM 0.5000 Back -1.4249 0:0:41 T16 #3 CDRL ALL
15 - 15 0 -No 0.1495 - Peck 26.40 IPM 6000 RPM 1.0000 Back -0.6264 0:0:19 T15 #25 DRL for 10-24Tap
18 - 18 0 -No 0.2500 - Custom 1 44.00 IPM 4600 RPM 0.5000 Back -1.3000 0:0:20 T18 1/4 HiHelix DRL vent Holes
6 - 6 6 -No 0.2500 5.000 - 50.00 IPM 10000 RPM 1.2000 Back -0.1250 0:0:59 T6 1/4 FEM Contour Channels
21 - 21 21 -Yes 0.1875 15.000 - 16.00 IPM 10000 RPM 1.2000 Back -0.4000 0:1:49 T21 3/16 FEM Mill Dowel
7 - 7 7 -No 0.1250 10.000 - 100.00 IPM 5000 RPM 1.2000 Back -0.0500 0:1:0 T7 0.5" 45Deg Cham
5 - 5 5 -No 0.5000 45.000 - 45.00 IPM 6000 RPM 1.2000 Back -0.1250 0:2:13 T5 1/2 Muinicut Rough Inside
14 - 14 14 -No 2.0000 50.000 - 90.00 IPM 5000 RPM 1.1250 Top View 0.0000 0:0:28 T14 2" FC Fly Cut Finish

 

TOTAL:XYZ
0:8:20 -4.0940: 4.0310 -3.2500: 3.2500 -1.4249: 1.2000

<--Tooling List-->

CNC PROGRAM TOOL Setup SHEET FOR 80012-0-M091.INC

ToolDIAMInChTOOL COMMENTSpeedFeedPlunge
14 - 14 2.0000  * * 2 Inch CARBIDE Face 5000 RPM 90.00 IPM 50.000
16 - 16 0.0300  * * CDRL for Custom 2 Cycle 10000 RPM 32.00 IPM -
15 - 15 0.1495  * * #25 .1495 - Drill - HSS 6000 RPM 26.40 IPM -
18 - 18 0.2500  * * 1/4 -E- .2500 - Drill - HSS 4600 RPM 44.00 IPM -
6 - 6 0.2500  * * 1/4 Inch CARBIDE End 10000 RPM 50.00 IPM 5.000
21 - 21 0.1875  * * 3/16 Inch CARBIDE End 10000 RPM 16.00 IPM 15.000
7 - 7 0.1250  * * 0.5" Champfer 5000 RPM 100.00 IPM 10.000
5 - 5 0.5000  * * 1/2" Minicut 6000 RPM 45.00 IPM 45.000

Download file:Surfcam_custom_operations_cfg.zip Downloads:(3091)

--Eldar Gerfanov

Comments:

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By Eldar Gerfanov

August 31, 2012, 12:54 pm
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Update: A small bug fixed

By J Skinner

January 14, 2015, 10:40 am
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Ive followed your instructions and i see no difference. what am i missing here?

By Eldar Gerfanov

January 14, 2015, 5:41 pm
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Ive followed your instructions and i see no difference. what am i missing here?

 you need to make sure you are puting files into the right folder.
Also yo need to change setup sheet in SurfCam options from "default" to "current"

By Dan T

January 31, 2015, 3:03 pm
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Can you include cutter step over and step down value in the information sheet?

By Eldar Gerfanov

January 31, 2015, 6:52 pm
Updated by: admin January 31, 2015, 6:55 pm
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Can you include cutter step over and step down value in the information sheet?
 
Don't think so.
Surfcam does not send that kind of info to its setup sheet.

By Dan T

February 3, 2015, 10:29 am
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Quote:
Quote:
Can you include cutter step over and step down value in the information sheet?
   
Don't think so.
Surfcam does not send that kind of info to its setup sheet.

Is there a way for us to contact Surfcam to add in those feature?

By Eldar Gerfanov

February 3, 2015, 8:02 pm
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Lets make a deal:
If you get them to make those changes, i will update the setup sheet config files to work with the newly available data :)
You should contact you reseller about that.

By Mrk

July 23, 2015, 10:04 am
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Surfcam's latest version tells you whether or not a tool has cutter comp, is there any chance you could update this to include that? Other than that, this setup sheet is perfect. Thanks! PS I love HSM advisor!

By Eldar Gerfanov

July 24, 2015, 8:12 pm
Updated by: admin July 24, 2015, 8:36 pm
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Surfcam's latest version tells you whether or not a tool has cutter comp, is there any chance you could update this to include that? Other than that, this setup sheet is perfect. Thanks! PS I love HSM advisor!
 
 Surfcam has always supported cutter comp in the setup sheet.
It however shows it not on the Tool List, but on the "CNC PROGRAM INFORMATION SHEET"
See the attached screenshot.
Regarding DOC/WOC as far is i know it is still not supported by SC

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By Mrk

July 27, 2015, 7:29 am
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I see, thanks for clarifying!

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