Create, Store and Recall Tool for NX CAM


...Published 2014-04-15

This document describes how to create a tool in NX, then store that tool in the Tool Library, then recall that tool for future jobs. So, in short, a NX CAM user will never have to create tools again.

Create new tool in NX CAM.

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Select desired tool and insert name, type name you wish to see in NC file then click OK

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Insert correct data in Dimensions, click Holder when done.

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Insert Holder Steps, click on More when done

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Insert Non Cutting Moves –Engage if needed then click on Tool again

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Type in the Tools name in Library Reference then click “Export Tool to Library”

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Select correct Target Class. (END_MILL_NON_INDEXABLE will be for standard endmills and END_MILL_INDEXABLE will be for standard Tipmills with inserts) For this example we will use END_MILL_NON_INDEXABLE.

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Click OK on Template Attributes

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Click OK on message that Tool was Exported to Library.

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Close Tool Dialog box

Open “Edit Machining Data Libraries”

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Click on Tool Machining Data Tab then click insert

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Select Class where tool was exported to. For this example is was non_indexable

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Type in desired search request (PLEASE NOTE: Fields are case sensitive!)

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Assess search results and select the tool you just created
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Insert correct machining data, click OK
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Notice the new tool has been added, click OK.

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One can always retrieve this tool now from the library.

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Select Class where tool was exported to. For this example is was non_indexable

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Type in desired search request (PLEASE NOTE: Fields are case sensitive!)

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Select the tool

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For the data to be active for the tool “Set Machining Data” needs to be clicked in every operation (FEEDS, SPEEDS, DEPTH OF CUT, ect)

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