[Merged] Coolant Management

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Re: Coolant Management

Postby dubstar-04 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:54 pm

Update: I have added the coolant mode to all the operations and the setupsheet.

When creating a new job you get the opportunity to set a 'global coolant mode' that can be overridden in each operation.

Simple and flexible.

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Re: Coolant Management

Postby RatonLaveur » Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:38 am

Simple and elegant. Well done, thanks!
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Re: Coolant Management

Postby dubstar-04 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:58 am

Update:

I have added the coolant modes to the SetupSheet as a stringlist.

Note: There is no form, only the properties editor.

I have done this to let users do things I currently haven't thought about. e.g. Maybe users could add 'Air Blast' to the list and do something wizzy in the post processor specific for their setup.

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Thoughts? Should these options be hidden to reduce mistakes or is more flexibility good?

Thanks,

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Re: Coolant Management

Postby chrisb » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:32 am

It's ok to have this editable, because there are usually more possibilities than we think about - external, internal, double, ...
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Re: Coolant Management

Postby dubstar-04 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:51 pm

Coolant Management Branch: https://github.com/dubstar-04/FreeCAD/t ... management

Testing and feedback welcome.

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Re: Coolant Management

Postby dubstar-04 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:38 pm