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Adding a Second Set-up?

Question asked by William Finch on Dec 5, 2018
Latest reply on Dec 5, 2018 by William Finch

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. &  Then, my workflow would be:  set up the part, run, change the tool, run without changing anything else.  I'm not even sure this is the correct approach.


How do I do this?