Macros are built for use where the estimator would like to spell out the tooling required to do the feature.
The speeds and feeds inside the Costimator database are used to calculate the time.
1. Enter the "Pocket Area" to be machined
2. Enter the "Pocket Depth"
3. Enter the "Peripheral Distance" of the pocket.
4. The program calculates the endmilling time to produce the pocket based on Simpson's Rule for calculating the area.
The overlaps for the endmill are based on .75 of the endmill diameter. The milling of the peripheral is done with a peripheral endmill. All data is derived from the speeds and feeds and number of cuts within the Costimator database.
5. Enter the thickness of the thinnest wall. The program will adjust for that condition.
6. If the "# Parts/Load" is more than "1" then enter that number.
The program calculates the time per piece.