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Customize tool parameter page and save in a template

Hi all,

 

There are two videos on this forum that demostrate how to customize the NX CAM environment and save them as a template. 

 

However, the videos only show how to save the customized "Create Operation" Page to a template. What should I do if I want to customize the "Tool Parameter" page and save it to a template too?

 

Let's say, I have my own tool page created like this.

 

 

I want to save this page as a template and I want it to appear in the fashion shown in the next picture.

 

 

So everytime, the programmer creates a tool from the template (by clicking the red icon), the tool parameter page popped up will be the customized page I have defined.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Steph

 

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Re: Customize tool parameter page and save in a template

The way how tool, program, method and operation templates work is exactly the same.

 

  1. open the template part file
  2. create the object template
  3. customize the dialog
  4. flag the object as a template
  5. save the part

 

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Re: Customize tool parameter page and save in a template

Thanks for the swift reply.

 

What I have done:

 

1) create a tool in a template prt file.

2) customize it by adding a group called "My tool data" and a text control under this group.

3) right click on this tool go Object -> Template Settings -> Object can be used a template.

4) Save the prt file.

 

What NX 7.5 shows me:

1) A new icon in the "Create Tool" Page (It means that template is created)

2) When I click on this new icon, the group that I added on it does not show.

 

What have I done wrong?

 

Steph

Re: Customize tool parameter page and save in a template

First make sure to first close the template part, so it gets loaded anew in the session.

Second reset the dialog using the circular arrow at the top of the dialog, since dialog memory will prevent updating the dialog in certain circumstances.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
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Re: Customize tool parameter page and save in a template


Stephan_Spears wrote:

Thanks for the swift reply.

 

What I have done:

 

1) create a tool in a template prt file.

2) customize it by adding a group called "My tool data" and a text control under this group.

3) right click on this tool go Object -> Template Settings -> Object can be used a template.

4) Save the prt file.

 

What NX 7.5 shows me:

1) A new icon in the "Create Tool" Page (It means that template is created)

2) When I click on this new icon, the group that I added on it does not show.

 

What have I done wrong?

 

Steph


If the group is not displayed, the issue is with the dialog. 

I do not see the "My Tool Data" group in your pictures. 

 

When you customize the tool in the template part, do you see the group in the dialog? 

What do you mean by "text control"?

 

Is the group empty? If so, it will not be displayed.

 

Can you post an image of the customized dialog tree with the group that is not displayed, similar to this one?

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: Customize tool parameter page and save in a template

Sorry I was not clear. 

 

So I will take customizing the probe.prt template for example.

 

As you can see below, I add "Text" under the group "Description"

 

I click OK and flag it as template

 

Now I save the prt and close NX 7.5. Open NX7.5 again and create a probing tool

 

 

A new icon has shown, meaning that the template has been created. Click Ok to proceed.

 

 

This is what I get. The "Text" has not been added under "Description"

 

Re: Customize tool parameter page and save in a template

I think the group is there, but it is closed by default, so it is not viewed in the collapsed view.

Push the button with the dash to the left of the X in the title bar of the dialog to switch to expanded view.

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