Importing Custom Tools Into Mastercam Tool Manager

Importing Custom Milling Tools into Mastercam Tool Manager


Many custom tools are available for download as .DXF files from a supplier’s website.

Open Mastercam Tool Manager Mastercam Tool Manager
(Start>All Programs>Mastercam X9>Tool Manager)


File>Open  Open file

Select the tool library this tool will be stored in
Tool libraries have the extension of .tooldb. The default location for these files is C:\Users\Public\Documents\shared mcamx9\mill\Tools\


From the New Milling Tools box select Custom Tool  Custom tool icon


Select the Custom tool icon


Import and link to custom geometry from a file  Link from file

Select the .DXF file of the desired custom tool

Make adjustments to the tools geometric parameters as needed then select Next




Make adjustments to the tools operation / general parameters as needed then select Finish





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