XML schema for tool definitions?


(William Adams) #1

Does anyone know of one? Seems silly to me that every time everyone buys a tool it has to be manually entered.

Came across this: http://camprocessor.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page — but it’s some general-purpose Oracle XML editor, Content Assembly Mechanism, not CAM as in computer aided manufacturing — so close.

We do have a list of .tps files for MeshCAM: https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/MeshCAM#TPS_files (and oh, how I wish Carbide Create would load them).

That said, there is a script for it here:

So at least the MeshCAM folks have a solution.


(William Adams) #2

Found a nice page on endmills while researching the above — added it as a reference to the wiki, but it (and I’m hoping the balance of the site) needs to be mined for material to add:

http://mindworks.shoutwiki.com/wiki/Cutter_Types_(Mill)


(mark robinson) #3

Thanks for the link will,great info.


(Jude Marleau) #4

A lot of information in one spot, nice work, thanks Will.