Custom speeds and feeds
My tool supplier uses 24 tables (A through X) for chip loads (Fz). Therefore it would be handy to use these 24 tables in HSMAdvisor, but I can't for 2 reasons: the cutting speed is associated with the table AND the name of the table is used in 'Series Name'.
It would be MUCH better to leave 'Series Name' alone and associate the data in an invisible way. Also create 'Custom Tables' without a cutting speed and use the Custom tables list box in a different way:
1 'Automatic' -> as now
2 'Specific' -> fill in the chip loads in the 'Custom Speeds and Feeds' dialog
3 A named custom table which fills in the chip loads which are read only and greyed in the dialog.
And... I would NOT associate the specific custom tables with a material. My supplier uses a different letter (A through X) depending on the material.
I would also suggest adding Generic Materials in the Material Database (ISO materials P11, P12, ... M21, ... K31, ...). That way it is easier to choose a material with comparable hardness and less work to maintain Customfeeds ans speeds. Now one has to create new data even for materials with comparable hardness.