Looking for a way(vb/grx/?) to automate renaming of Pocket Number and Pocket Description like seen in image below...
We use 8 digit indexing(infinity) tooling number.
eg. Job A T10000400 --> T10000500
Job B T10000501 --> T10000550
NX 220.127.116.11 MP12
There is a nice example of editing the tool pockets in the NX sample folder.
Perhaps you can edit it to do what you need.
C:\Program Files\Siemens\NX 10.0\UGOPEN\SampleNXOpenApplications\.NET\CAM\PocketSetRegistersCycleAll.vb
Thank you but I don't understand vb language nor what/how the mods should look like.
@Kal, Attached is a journal based on the one that @camster mentioned. It will rename all pockets to "POCKET_" plus the pocket ID. Editing a journal is not that hard, once you have the basic framework - in this case cycling all the pockets. Near the bottom of the file is where the real work happens - you can see most of the commands are commented out, but serve as good examples.
Ran the journal you supplied, image shows message I got.
I need the ability to control the 8 digit indexing(infinity) tooling number...from 10000000 onward...
Currently, on every new job, depending on how many tools, w/ ATC pocket capacity of 252 tools, renaming "Pocket Number" and "Pocket Description" is a manual operation...very time consuming & user can easily make a mistake...that's the process I am trying to automate...
So you want to set the pocket ID, and the pocket name? That's something different. You would need to set up a counter and set these, instead of reading the reading the ID that is already there.
I have a program that defines pocket through a number range in the machine tool navigator - I can provide it if you have a vb programmer.
Do you have a resident tool magazine?
What I do is use 1 pocket and the tools are saved in a .prt file called Yasda_Tool_magazine_01-01.prt
I then copy and paste all the tools into pocket #1 in my new CAM file.
Pocket Description is "Pocket:" Are you talking about the object name that you see in the Operation Navigator?
You can change the existing program from "POCKET_" to "TOOL_".
Journal won't let change from "POCKET_" to "TOOL_"....but I can change "POCKET_" to "TWEETY_" ?
Now I am looking @ Patrick Delisse's good old "Group Rename Operations" vb...hoping I can learn-understand something that I can apply to this situation...sigh..