I have a simple mill which does not have a tool changer, and I need to manually change tools in order to machine some smaller features after the bulk metal removal is complete. What's the best way to do this in Solidworks CAM?
I thought the thing to do is add a second Set-up. I can do that and add a 2.5D Feature to the new Setup. BUT, when I generate new operations, nothing appears in the new, second Setup.
Also, I was thinking I should make a second gcode file (e.g. first_ops.nc & second_ops.nc). Then, my workflow would be: set up the part, run first_ops.nc, change the tool, run second_ops.nc without changing anything else. I'm not even sure this is the correct approach.
How do I do this?