A standardized XML file can be used to create projects, products, and parts and allow you to populate any information for a product and part such as product prompts or part machine tokens. The XML file is the only way to control specific information associated with parts, which allows for greater flexibility and control. If you are unfamiliar with XML file types, using the XLS file type can be much easier to understand and setup.
To import an XML file, select Toolbox Setup > Import File.
This will open the Import File window where you can select the XML file for import.
The following Header and Root tag must be in an XML file you are trying to import. If it doesn’t exist, the file is invalid. The following figure is an example of the header information needed.
If you are creating a new empty product, you can create parts that contain machining tokens.
Although there is a specification group element, we don’t create spec groups. If you do set up the specification group elements section with names that match what is in the library, you can use the <LinkIDSpecificationGroup> tag within the product section to set that specification group to that product.
A standard Excel file can also be used to create a project. Successfully importing from an Excel file requires that the file contains specific tab names and information. The XLS Sample file can be used along with the accompanying help PDF file (Download Link Below) to either set up your own XLS file or modify the existing example to suit your needs. For more information, see Overview: XLS Project Import.