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Importing a Standard tool library from spreedsheet

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius

Hello!

Does NX have a way to bulk upload cutting tool information or does every tool need to be created individually?

 

I found a way to upload the feeds and speeds information so I imagine it will be somethign similar:

 

Import data to the Machining Data Library
Import from a text File

Use this when you have machining data stored in some other system, or other file, or use a spreadsheet to manage your machining data. For example, you may have machining data from a tooling supplier that you want to put in to the machining data library. The text file must be comma-delimited, and the field structure must match the field structure of the Machine Data Library.

A sample file called sample_machining_data.csv is located in UGII_CAM_LIBRARY_FEEDS_SPEEDS_ASCII_DIR folder. Prepare your data so that it matches the format of this file.

To import from a text file:

  1. In the Edit Machining Data Libraries dialog box, click the Import tab.

  2. Click Import Text File.

  3. In the Import Text File dialog box, navigate to and select the text file to import.

  4. Click the Machining Data tab and review the entries that you imported.

  5. If the text file had partial data, select each record and click Modify to add missing values.

  6. Click OK or Apply to save the changes into the libraries.  No data is saved into any of the libraries until you press one of these buttons

 

Many thanks!

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Re: Importing a Standard tool library from spreedsheet

Solution Partner Genius Solution Partner Genius
Solution Partner Genius
I suppose it is possible to change the tool_database.dat file which holds all the tooling attributes. Though that really isn't an import functionality. It is more like plug and chug to edit the existing files.