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Naming Operations
« on: January 31, 2022, 00:43:46 am »
I neat feature IMO, would be to allow to quickly copy style name to MOP name.  A one click feature. 
(Still allow custom naming if desired.)

I now have a lot styles save in my library and now often I find the most time consuming part about several portions of setting up a job is going back and naming the operations manually.  Often the name of the style would be more than adequate.

D Drill Pins Std Depth
1/4 SE Drill Pin Lead
F Drill Pin Clearance Std Depth
1/2 Spot Drill Pin Chamfer
21 Drill Screw For Thread
7 Drill Screw Clearance
1/2 Spot Drill Screw chamfer
10-32 Thread Mill Standard depth

Those are style names that allow me to quickly pick a style from the library.  They are adequate for naming any MOP where I use them as well. 
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Re: Naming Operations
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2022, 19:16:11 pm »
For example, when you create a tool it automatically creates the tool name from the tool parameters unless you have manually entered a tool name, and you can change the tool name at any time if you need to. 

When you create a MOP and select a style it could automatically name the MOP unless you have manually changed it. 
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Re: Naming Operations
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2022, 09:58:22 am »
+1

Trying to keep .cb files nice and clean with descriptive names for layers, parts, MOPs and it would be great time saver to have tool-like naming possibilities for MOPs as well. Scrolling in MOP details can be very annoying sometimes.

For example, I settled with following naming conventions that work for me:
Profile - Outside- T6.0mm - 10mm
Drill - Canned - T3.175mm - 12mm
Pocket - T5.00 - 6mm

Adding variables to MOP naming with automatic name update would be just great. As many variables as possible to make it useful for everyone┬┤s specific needs...

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Re: Naming Operations
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2022, 15:38:25 pm »
Bob,

At what level are you selecting the Style, Machining level, Part level or MOP level ?
I'm guessing MOP level.
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Re: Naming Operations
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2022, 01:30:49 am »
At the MOP level. 
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Re: Naming Operations
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2022, 12:37:49 pm »
Please see this new plugin, "Formatted Rename" here; https://cambamcnc.com/forum/index.php?topic=9641.msg74550#msg74550
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Re: Naming Operations
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2022, 07:15:55 am »
Unfortunatelly it does not work for my specific needs. Anyway, nice work. Thanks.

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Re: Naming Operations
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2022, 08:14:41 am »
Unfortunatelly it does not work for my specific needs. Anyway, nice work. Thanks.

Why does is not work for you ?
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