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library_dialogs.prt - link from library to NX tool template

Hi all,

 

I just created a new NX tool type in the CAM tool library.

 

In order to customize the tools UI, I'd like to know how NX knows what tool template to load from library_dialogs.prt when inserting a tool.

The reason for doing this is the following: The new is based on a ball mill but used as a laser. Therefore the tools UI needs some change.

Best wishes,
Joachim

In production NX 11.0.1.11 D3
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Re: library_dialogs.prt - link from library to NX tool template

Joachim,

When retrieving a tool from the library, the system searches library_dialogs.prt for the dialog customization, looking for a tool with the matching NX tool type and subtype ( UGT / UGST ). The library classification is not considered.

Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

Re: library_dialogs.prt - link from library to NX tool template

Hi Mark,

 

I understand. So e.g. for

05 Laser   99 My Laser   01 Mill   04 Ball

it is not possible to use a different "Ball" tool template?

 

Would it be possible to extend the NX internal tool types?

 

Best wishes,
Joachim

In production NX 11.0.1.11 D3
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Accepted by topic author JSchraitle
‎08-04-2016 05:50 AM

Re: library_dialogs.prt - link from library to NX tool template


JSchraitle wrote:

Hi Mark,

 

I understand. So e.g. for

05 Laser   99 My Laser   01 Mill   04 Ball

it is not possible to use a different "Ball" tool template?

 

Would it be possible to extend the NX internal tool types?

 


There can be only one operation for ball mill dialog.

The internal tool types were extended for laser trimming and additive/hybrid. There are 2 laser classes in the tool library, and these map to 2 tool types in NX:

#    05  Laser       01 Standard Laser                       12 Laser            00    Standard Laser
#    05  Laser       02 Deposition Laser                     12 Laser            01    Deposition Laser
Mark Rief
Retired Siemens

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