|This task shows you how to build a customized tools catalog.|
|You will have to customize an Excel file and a VB macro file in order to build your tools catalog.|
|1.||Edit an Excel file with the
desired tool descriptions.
The characteristic attributes of each tool type are described in Tools.
include user-defined tool representations in your catalog. You do this by
associating a CATPart document containing this representation to the
desired tool in the last column of the Excel file.
The user-defined tool representation will be displayed in the tool path replay.
|2.||Save the tool descriptions as a csv type file.|
|3.||Edit the VB macro file to
specify the input and output files. An example is shown below:
|4.||In your Version 5 session, select Tool >
Macro > Macros.
The Macro dialog box is displayed.
|5.||Select the VB macro file that you edited previously, then click Run.|
|The tools catalog is created
(MyCatalog.catalog) along with a report file (MyCatalog.report).
You can check this in the Search Tool dialog box.
It is possible to define compensation points in a .csv file
and then re-use them in machining workbenches, through a catalog generated from the .csv file.
Compensation points have to be defined in a NC_CORRECTORS chapter
(see example below, extract from ...\startup\Manufacturing\Samples\ToolAssembliesSample01.csv ):