If you want to use MRL as a stand-alone tool management solution, you do not need to purchase separate Teamcenter licenses.
For the tool authoring you need to purchase the MRL product “TCM055010 - Manufacturing Resource Library”.
The NC-programmer requires the product “TCM055030 - MRL Connect For NX” to be able to retrieve tools from the tool library.
No additional Teamcenter licenses are required.
To get a parametric definition of the holder, see this thread
Add a parametric tool to the holder, then save to the tool library
You can then add the tool geometry to the \geometry\ subfolder(*).
To see how to use text tool libraries start here and go thru the tool library stuff:
Note if you have MRL, that is slightly different.
(*) If you are using Teamcenter, instead of adding the file(s) to the \geometry\ folder, just add an item in Teamcenter with the Item ID = the libref in the tool library text file
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