Articles tagged with: Tool Libraries

29
July
2012

Operation Manager Drag and Drop

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Moving an operation to a different position in the operation manager.
The black line indicate the position where the operation will be moved to.

The HSMWorks Operation Manager supports dragging and dropping operations, tools and geometry.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

29
July
2012

Renumber Tools

The tools in a library can be sequentially by right-clicking in a library, on a selection of tools, or in the tree, and choosing "Renumber Tools".

The tools will be numbered sequentially beginning at 1, and in the order they are currently listed in the view.

You can use this function if, for example, you want to populate the tool magazine with just the tools needed for a particular job.

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Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

29
July
2012

Show Operations in Tool Library

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Tool Library with Show Operations enabled, showing both tools and operations in the tool list.

When listing tools for an open document in the Tool Library, the list also includes all the operations by default.

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

27
July
2012

Using Custom Shaped Form Mill Tools

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Custom shaped milling tools in HSMWorks are collectively know as Form Mill tools, and can be created from a sketch or revolved solid saved in a separate SolidWorks part file.

To create a form mill tool, follow these steps:

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

2D Toolpaths with Custom Tools

Prior to supporting custom tool shapes, you could create the correct toolpaths by "cheating" and using one of the normal tools.

For example, to make a toolpath for a double-radius tool, you define a flat end mill with a diameter corresponding to the inner diameter (D) of the custom tool.

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Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

Editing Tools in Excel

When copying a selection of tools in the HSMWorks Tool Library, it is possible to paste these into Excel (or any other program that supports editing of tabbed text).

1. Select some tools that you want to edit.

 

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Select tools to copy

Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks

12
July
2012

Turning Tool Preview

When selecting a tool for a turning operation, the tool is previewed both in the tool library and on the model while editing the operation.

The preview in the tool library is always shown as if you were holding the tool in your hand, looking down on the tool.

The preview in the model viewport rotates with the view, but corresponds to the preview in the tool library when the Z-axis (blue) points to the right, and the X-axis (red) points down.

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Categories: HSM Tips and Tricks