Another one from American Machinist:
"Siemens Energy & Automation?s Machine Tool Business wants shops to have fun as
they find out how much more productive they can really be and how CNC factors
into their success.
When jobshop owners and operators visit
they enter an
unusually productive jobshop office scene ? after hours. Then using a
?flashlight? cursor, they explore the darkened room and are challenged to crack
the code to the office vault, whereupon they can become site members with access
to deeper levels of information and a variety of cool stuff at no cost."
And I am sure he figured out how to format a spreadsheet as
Is there anyone that offers a c-hook the allows you to use a
spreadsheet to edit your tool libraries so that you can modify tools
in mass rather than opening them up and editing them one at a time?
] -Jon Banquer- (AKA: NeilJ) 7-14-2008 CLUELESS
Open your tool library in MCAM and right click on the white part of
the tool library and go there That will create a
txt file that can be modified and then brought back to Mcam.
I want to be able to export the tool library text into a spreadsheet.
A spreadsheet will make it easier for me to add and edit tools instead
of what I now do which is open each tool one at a time and edit it. I
was hopeing someone had already setup a spreadsheet to do this as I
don't have time or the inclination to setup a
spreadsheet myself for this purpose.
] -Jon Banquer- (AKA: NeilJ)
You mean like this??
1) open excel
2) file, open, txt file from export from MCX
3) choose delimited format when asked. used little checkboxes to
control detail of cells.
Done. pretty simple.......
Nope. I don't mean like that. What a mess.
] -Jon Banquer- (AKA: NeilJ) 8-19-2008 STILL CLUELESS
It's only a mess because you have no training and don't know what
you're looking at.
] CNC Apps Guy
OK...... You don't like that. But that is what MCX tool libraries look
like in their native ascii format. What kind of eye candy do you want?
If you have any excel skills, you can make it LOOK however you want.
But the fact remains, if you save the above spreadsheet as a .txt
file, it WILL create a library. There is quite a bit of help docs that
describe the formatting......
I was hopeing someone had already setup a spreadsheet to do this as I
don't have time or the inclination to setup a spreadsheet myself for
]" - Jon Banquer-
In other words just like checking oil pressure gages on his machine he
hasn't a clue how to format a spreadsheet.