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Machine Library Information




(I think) I know that NX extracts machine library information from the machine_template.dat file. I would like to know the method of obtaining all the machine library information of the currently selected machine (such as libref, description, etc.) programatically.


Thank you in advance.


Re: Machine Library Information

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Depending on your NX release there might be differences, but I use the following to get some information from the machine tool library.

        GetControllerInfo(theSession.Parts.Work.CAMSetup.GetMachineLibref(), bIsSinumerikControl, bIsParpasMachine)

    Private Sub GetControllerInfo(LibRef As String, ByRef IsSinumerikController As Boolean, ByRef IsParpasMachine As Boolean)
        Dim MachToolDB  As IntPtr = IntPtr.Zero
        Dim theRset     As IntPtr = IntPtr.Zero
        Dim iCount      As Integer = 0
        Dim iValueCount As Integer = 0
        Dim theValues   As String() = Nothing
        IsSinumerikController = False
        IsParpasMachine = False
        theUFSession.Lib.ExecuteQuery(MachToolDB, "MACHINE", "[DB(libref)] == [" & LibRef & "]", iCount, theRset)
        If iCount = 1 Then
            theUFSession.Lib.AskRecordInRset(theRset, 0, iValueCount, theValues)
            For Each theValue As String In theValues
                If theValue.Contains("Sinumerik") Then
                    IsSinumerikController = True
                    theSession.LogFile.WriteLine("Machine '" & LibRef & "' has '" & theValue & "' controller ... ")
                End If
                If theValue.Contains("Parpas") Then
                    IsParpasMachine = True
                    theSession.LogFile.WriteLine("Machine '" & LibRef & "' is a '" & theValue & "' ... ")
                End If
        End If
    End Sub

Hope this helps.

Stefan Pendl, Systemmanager CAx, HAIDLMAIR GmbH
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Re: Machine Library Information

Your code was very helpful. Thank you!