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    Lightbulb Free Machinist Calculator App

    I've made a ton of updates to my machinist calculator app since I last posted about it back in September. You can download the free version at www.cncdirt.com/download

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    Here's the list of functions

    1. Triangle Solver
    2. Determine best drill size for tap based on required thread percentage
    3. True Position Calculator
    4. Angle Conversions (dd:mm:ss to decimal)
    5. Cusp Height calculator
    6. Radial chip thinning calculator
    7. Inches per tooth/inches per minute conversions
    8. SFM calculator
    9. Drill point length calculator
    10. Drilling cut time & SFM calculator
    11. Gun drilling Speed, feed, & coolant pressure calculator
    12. Surface finish calculators for turning & milling
    13. Ball end mill Step over calculation based on req’d surface finish
    14. Surface finish conversions
    15. Cut time calculator for turning
    16. SFM to RPM conversion
    17. IPR to IPM conversion
    18. Hardness conversions
    19. Center drill dimensions
    20. Drill chart
    21. Full M-code & G-code list with detailed descriptions
    22. Metric conversions
    23. Thread calculations
    24. Threading passes based on TPI (turning)
    25. Bolt circle calculator
    26. Recommended surface footage
    27. GD&T Definitions
    28. Circular segment calculator
    29. Diameter over hex/diameter over square/circumference
    30. CNC Keyway cut time/pass calculator
    31. Sine Bar Block Height Calculator (On Android, pending Apple)
    32. Calculate effective diameter & adjust for radial chip thinning for ball end mills (On Android, pending Apple)

    I still have some updates I'm working on (see them here), but it improves weekly. Let me know what you all think.

    Thank you,

    Shane

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    i think there is a good supply of Apple phones out there at the moment, with android coming in second or so
    so if you want it to be used put in it in apple OS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street View Post
    i think there is a good supply of Apple phones out there at the moment, with android coming in second or so
    so if you want it to be used put in it in apple OS.
    iOS isn't even close anymore globally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street View Post
    i think there is a good supply of Apple phones out there at the moment, with android coming in second or so
    so if you want it to be used put in it in apple OS.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/keyn...037728273?mt=8

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    Quote Originally Posted by Street View Post
    i think there is a good supply of Apple phones out there at the moment, with android coming in second or so
    so if you want it to be used put in it in apple OS.
    Thanks Street. It is available for both Android & Apple phones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomkinder View Post
    iOS isn't even close anymore globally.
    You're right. Android sales rule by about 4:1 on my apps.

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    Reviews in the Google Store show that the best features are not free, but require you to upgrade to a paid version of this tool.

    Please consider updating your forum post to list free vs not-free tools?

    I also did not see the price for upgrading to the Pro version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock6.3 View Post
    Reviews in the Google Store show that the best features are not free, but require you to upgrade to a paid version of this tool.

    Please consider updating your forum post to list free vs not-free tools?

    I also did not see the price for upgrading to the Pro version.
    Here is the updated list comparing the free options & pro options (Pro is $4.99 on Android & $5.99 on iPhone):

    Here's the list of free functions

    1. Triangle Solver (Right triangle only)
    2. Determine best drill size for tap based on required thread percentage
    3. True Position Calculator
    4. Angle Conversions (dd:mm:ss to decimal)
    5. Gun drilling Speed, feed, & coolant pressure calculator
    6. Hardness conversions
    7. Center drill dimensions
    8. Drill chart
    9. Full M-code & G-code list with detailed descriptions
    10. Metric conversions
    11. Thread calculations
    12. Threading passes based on TPI (turning)
    13. GD&T Definitions
    14. Circular segment calculator
    15. Diameter over hex/diameter over square/circumference
    16. CNC Keyway cut time/pass calculator
    17. Sine Bar Block Height Calculator (On Android, pending Apple)


    These functions are not available in the free version (Pro only):

    1. Cusp Height calculator
    2. Radial chip thinning calculator
    3. Inches per tooth/inches per minute conversions
    4. SFM calculator
    5. Drill point length calculator
    6. Drilling cut time & SFM calculator
    7. Surface finish calculators for turning & milling
    8. Ball end mill Step over calculation based on req’d surface finish
    9. Surface finish conversions
    10. Cut time calculator for turning
    11. SFM to RPM conversion
    12. IPR to IPM conversion
    13. Bolt circle calculator
    14. Recommended surface footage
    15. Calculate effective diameter & adjust for radial chip thinning for ball end mills (On Android, pending Apple)
    16. Triangle Solver (Obtuse triangle only)

    -Thanks
    Shane

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    I actually had the calculator for a while.

    Started with free version then went to paid version.
    In the time i had it...

    What I really wish it hard was just general starting points much like G wizzard supplies. For that odd "I need a tiny hole" in a material I don't work in much good starting points for feeds and speeds for drills for example.

    Ultimately I HAD to get rid of this app because of what it does to the battery of an iphone. Whatever you do, do not let the paid version run in the background or it will absolutely kill your battery life like no app iv ever seen.

    Steven

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Freak View Post
    I actually had the calculator for a while.

    Started with free version then went to paid version.
    In the time i had it...

    What I really wish it hard was just general starting points much like G wizzard supplies. For that odd "I need a tiny hole" in a material I don't work in much good starting points for feeds and speeds for drills for example.

    Ultimately I HAD to get rid of this app because of what it does to the battery of an iphone. Whatever you do, do not let the paid version run in the background or it will absolutely kill your battery life like no app iv ever seen.

    Steven
    This is surprising to me. I've had a couple people tell me about battery issues on Android, so I Implemented some updates to fix the issue. I need three things from you. What iOS device did you use? What version of iOS software were you using? And, what version of the app were you using.

    Is anyone else having battery issues with the iPhone version?

    Thanks for the feedback,

    Shane

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanesuan View Post
    This is surprising to me. I've had a couple people tell me about battery issues on Android, so I Implemented some updates to fix the issue. I need three things from you. What iOS device did you use? What version of iOS software were you using? And, what version of the app were you using.

    Is anyone else having battery issues with the iPhone version?

    Thanks for the feedback,

    Shane
    Phone : Iphone 6s
    Software was purchased on 01/11/2015 and sought refund on 23/11/2015
    So it would be whatever newest version of both app and IOS available at that time.

    Note: I never noticed the problem on the free version. Just the 'pro'

    Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Freak View Post
    Phone : Iphone 6s
    Software was purchased on 01/11/2015 and sought refund on 23/11/2015
    So it would be whatever newest version of both app and IOS available at that time.

    Note: I never noticed the problem on the free version. Just the 'pro'

    Hope that helps.
    Thanks Flying Freak. I've updated both the free and the pro version twice since November. There have been many improvements in the software I use to develop the app as well. A change log can be found here. Engine 1.24 was released in November. The battery life issue should be taken care of.

    The Free & the Pro version are developed from the same source code. Battery usage will be the same for both. Do you mind testing the newest free version to see if your battery life has improved?

    Thank you,

    Shane

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    Been using this since the start and it’s come a long ways In development. I’m very happy with it and use it often. I did get the paid version and look forward to more updates. Hoping one day it will have all the M code and G code so I don’t have to resort to paper ;-).

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    You stated above $4.99 and $5.99 but your link is charging $12.99 for both. Really think you should change the word Free out of the Topic Line


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