Tool File Access and Machining Properties (Reference)

Tool File Access & Machining Properties (Reference)

The purpose of this article is to provide a reference for the updated Tool File and Machining tabs. These interface changes can be found in Toolbox builds 15.6.2201 and greater. 

Getting There


Fig. 01 - Access for Tool Files and Machining Properties

Tool File Interface


Fig. 02 - Access for Tool Files

The Tool File menu provides the user with a variety of commands.


Fig. 03 – Tool File Command Buttons  

  1. Set as Primary -  Allows user to set a primary Tool File from a list of Tool Files. 
  2. Edit in User Interface -  Opens the Tool File user interface. 
  3. Edit in Spreadsheet -  Opens the selected Tool File in the Tool File Spreadsheet. 
  4. Rename -  Enables renaming of the selected Tool File. 
  5. Copy -  Copies selected Tool File. 
  6. Delete -  Deletes selected Tool Files. 
  7. Import -  Imports Tool Files. 
  8. Export -  Exports Tool Files. 
  9. Export as XLSX -  Exports selected Tool Files as an XLSX. 

Each Tool File row can be individually selected by single left-clicking. Double left-clicking a row will open a new window to edit the Tool File in the user interface. The user can select multiple rows while holding ctrl + left click to select only the rows desired. Additionally, the user can hold shift while selecting two rows, and all the rows in-between will be selected.

Machining Interface


Fig. 04 - Access for Machining Properties

The Machining tab and some of its contents are now separate from the Toolfile options and include all the same functionality as previous versions.

A standard search bar was added to all of the option tabs.


Fig. 05 – Search Bar in Options Tabs

The search bar will enable the user to locate the desired command or property with ease.


Fig. 06 - Search Bar Finding the Desired Command or Property
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