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

 

Operations/parameters

 

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

 

Finish

 

 


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