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Shop Doc List of tools by toollife

Creator
Creator

Hi everyone,

 

Is it possible to create a list of tools in shop doc that will give me the number of tools used in a program based on the toollife? Can the tools toollife be specified in NX?

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Re: Shop Doc List of tools by toollife

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

The tools life time is not a property of a NX tool.

If you use NX with Teamcenter and MRL, than you can specify a tool life time in MRL and fetch that value from MRL to calculate the amount of tools needed. The process of fetching the information is something you need to invent on your own too, only the value is available if set.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
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Re: Shop Doc List of tools by toollife

Creator
Creator

Just as I thought :-/

Re: Shop Doc List of tools by toollife

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Note during posting, you can keep track of the time each tool is used, and at the end, warn the user somehow if tool life exceeded.

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2
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Re: Shop Doc List of tools by toollife

Creator
Creator

In our company we use DNC system to check tool life and geometry..But i need to quickly determine how many tools should be prepared before milling and drilling.

Re: Shop Doc List of tools by toollife

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

In NX you can add the columns for tool path length and machining time to the operation navigator, this should enable you to quickly check if you need more than one tool.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
Production: NX10.0.3, VERICUT 8.1, FBM, MRL 3.1.7 | TcUA 10.1 MP7 Patch 0 (10.1.7.0) | TcVis 11.4
Development: C (ITK), .NET, Tcl/Tk Testing: NX12.0 | AWC 3.4 Preparing: NX12.0

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