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How to tell if a tool is still linked to tool library?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I was doing a turning operation where I messed up defining a tool on an older program. I then updated the tool from the library and it did not update. The library reference name was exactly the same as the one in the library file. How can I tell if it is still linked?

Using NX 8.0.3.4
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Re: How to tell if a tool is still linked to tool library?

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Go to "Information" of the tool.

 

You will see difference in Information listing:

 

Tool retrieved from library. Library reference:  ugt0301_003

or:

 

Tool previously retrieved from library: Library reference: ugt0301_003

 

Marek Pawlus, NCmatic

Production: NX 11.0.2
Development: C#, Tcl/Tk, CSE

Re: How to tell if a tool is still linked to tool library?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

thanks.

Using NX 8.0.3.4

Re: How to tell if a tool is still linked to tool library?

A tool in your work part is not actively "linked" to the library, but it does know where it came from.

 

In the tool information, the template type tells you if it was originally retrieved from the library, or created from a template. If you see "Template Type: Library" then this is a library tool, and it can be updated.

 

If you see "Tool previously retrieved..." , that usually means the tool has been edited in the work part after it was retrieved from the library. Updating the tool from the library should restore it to the current library parameters.

 

If the tool is not updating, what does the message box say?

 

Check that the tool libref exists in the tool library with the matching units, and that it is the same type and subtype of tool. Also check the syslog for details.

 

 

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

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