We use Pockets and inherit the tool number and offsets from the pocket. This make it easier when we need to re-order tools. You should be able to have the tool number and offsets in a template tool.
I 2nd what John said; using carriers and pockets is the way to go. You can create them in your template parts and also create various parts for different situations and automate importing them with journals.
We have templates for machines that bring in the carrier, pockets and standard tools. One tip : make sure you set the tool capacity in the pocket more thatn 1, the default value.
You can also leave the pocket capacity set to one if you have the need to create tools manually; then tools will automatically populate the next pocket when they are created. Be sure to set the Tool Numbers to inherit the pocket information.
The pocket capacity is lots of fun.
My preference is > 1 (so you can directly drag/drop tools if switching pockets - no need to drag tool A from pocket 1 to pocket 3, then tool B from pocket 2 to pocket 1, then tool A from pocket 3 to pocket 2, to switch tools in pocket 1 & 2)
But (as noted) then you lose the "auto" populate feature.
Note for machines with tool changers/many tools (typically mills) I omit pockets altogether (to me, they "get in the way"). I'd just rather have the tools themselves. I *do* have to define tool numbers, but I leave adjusts set to 0 (zero) and have the post auto-set the length and/or dia adjusts to the tool number, if they are zero. (or whatever is appropriate for the machine)
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Thanks for your all answers. But I don't want to do this with Pocket numbers.
The pocket number way is not safe. Because the user could forget when creating a new tool.
I am a bit confused, maybe you can send a video for understanding the pocket way.
But still, the method I want, when I create a tool I want to see the tool number that I set. (from templates- or my new defaults)
Using pockes is only an option.
You should get the Tool Number from the template if was defined there. Make sure the tools in the template are set that "Object can be used as a template".
There some videos in the Tech Tips on templates