Good morning, Robert.
I've seen what Mastercam X tool libraries look like by opening them in
Notepad. I understand that I can format the info any way I like in
Excel most likely using VBA (if it's still called that). I have done
this kind of thing in the past but at this point I don't wish to
allocate the time and effort to do this and would prefer to purchase
one that looks pretty and is easy for anyone to use without
understanding Mastercam's tool library format.
While you may not agree that something like this is important at least
you didn't take it personally and seem to understand where I'm coming
from with wanting "eye candy" for a tool library spreadsheet.
Obviously my opinion is that Excel should not be necessary and this
should be available inside of Mastercam but since it isn't I accept
that I have to go this way and make the best of it.
What do you feel is a fair price to pay for an easy to use spreadsheet
that is easy on the eyes?
] - Jon Banquer- (AKA: NeilJ)
No idea on price.
As I stated in another forum, I have automated all of my libraries by
bringing our Cribmaster data into MCX. That being said, I don't use
I don't even have to look at the info. I don't do anything except run
the import for the library file I want, and Bingo, a Tool library
based on which machine or crib the tool is located at any given time.
We have over 10,000 tools in Cribmaster, and every single one is
available to me..........
Very automated, but perhaps overkill for smaller shops. I am very well
versed in SQL, scripting, etc, and set up the process in house.
To my knowledge (after working closely with CNC and Winware), nothing
like this is available commercially, but the excel method works "out
of the box".