Importing Custom Tool from Level

Importing Custom Milling Tools from a Level


To open the Level Manager; select Level from the bottom ribbon bar.


Select Level


Create a new level and name it ‘Custom Tool.’ Set this level to be the main level as the tool will be drawn at this level.


Custom Tool


Draw the custom tool vertically with the tip of the tool on X0,Y0. Draw only half of the tool, as the profile will revolve to create a complete tool. The tool must be drawn as a continuous chain, meaning there can be no overlaps or duplicate entities.


Draw custom tool


 Toolpaths > Tool Manager


Tool Manager


 Right Click in the upper window of the Tool Manager and select Create new tool.


Create New Tool


Custom Tool


Custom Tool 


Next   Next


Import and link to custom geometry from a level  Link to Custom Geometry


Import and Link


 Select Custom level > OK  OK


Select Custom Level


The custom tool will now be displayed. Select Next   Next


Define Custom Tool


 Set your Operation and General Properties then select Finish   Finish button


Finalize Processes


Right click on custom tool and select Save tool(s) to library.


Save tools to library


 Browse to the desired library and Save  Save Button


Save to desired library


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Sandy McClintock

Presented by Sandy McClintock, Applications Support Specialist

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