SimplyCam V3. Documentation

Lathe Tools

This dialog allows you to define the technological parameters of the tool that will be used in toolpath.

Tools List section

This dialog box list all tools in the current tool library.
By clicking on a tool in this list, the associated parameters with it are displayed in the right section.

Delete (Right-click on the tool)
The Delete menu item removes the selected tool from the current list. You must use the "Save Library" button to update the external file.

Drag-and-drop tool
Click, drag to another location and release to sort the list to your liking. You must use the "Save Library" button to update the external file.

Open Library
The button "Load Library" allows you to select a new tools library.

Save library
The "Save the Library" button allows you to save the current list of tools, in an external file that can have the same name or different name.

Tool Info section

These are the current values ‚Äč‚Äčthat will be used to create the machining. These parameters directly affect the G-code generated by the postprocessor.

Tool Number
This value set the number of the tool used in the processing.
More operations, with different tool numbers, produce the G-Code file, instructions for tool change (eg T3 M06).

Speed
This parameter sets the spindle speed.
SimplyCam generates in the G-Code file the statement S (example: S3000)

Spindle:
Sets the direction of rotation of the spindle. (Ex: M03) and code of the type of cutting speed (Ex: G96)

- Spindle Off
Spindle turned off.
- Spindle CW RPM
The spindle rotates clockwise RPM (Revolutions Per Minute).
- Spindle CW CSS
The spindle rotates clockwise with Constant Surface Speed.
- Spindle CCW RPM
The spindle rotates counterclockwise RPM (Revolutions Per Minute).
- Spindle CCW CSS
The spindle rotates counterclockwise with Constant Surface Speed.

Feed rate
This value controls the velocity (expressed in mm(inch)/revolution or in mm(inch)/minute) feed to the Cnc axes.

Coolant
Turn On / Turn Off the coolant.

Tool Geometry
This button opens the dialog box, which lets you change the geometric parameters of the tool.



Name
This field allows you to assign an alphanumeric string to identify the tool.

Type
This option allows you to choose the type of tool proposed by SimplyCam.

- General OD turning
Generic tool for external turning.
- General ID turning
Generic tool for internal turning.

Corner radius
This value sets the radius of the SimplyCam used to calculate the toolpaths and tool compensation.

Width(W1) / Angle(A1)
These values define the geometric shape of the tool and are used in the simulation to view the tool.

Width(W2) / Angle(A2)
These values define the geometric shape of the tool and are used in the simulation to view the tool.

Compensation
Select the type of compensation in the same way as the tool is set in the CNC.

Add to Library
By pressing this button, the current tool and its parameters is added to the tools list on the left.
You must use the "Save Library" button to update the external file.

Modify in Library
By pressing this button, the current tool and its parameters, is amended in the tool list on the left.
You must use the "Save Library" button to update the external file.