SimplyCam V3. Documentation

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 number of revolutions of the spindle.
SimplyCam normally calculates this value in revolutions / min (rpm) and produces the G-Code file the statement S (eg S3000)

Spindle: Off, CW, CCW
Sets the direction of rotation of the spindle. (Ex: M03)

Feed rate
This value controls the velocity (usually expressed in millimeters / minute or inches / minute) feed to the axes X and Y.

Plunge rate
This value controls the velocity of movement of tool penetration. The Plunge rate is only applies to tool Z movement in the negative direction (usually expressed in mm / min or inches / min).

Coolant
Turn on / Turn off the coolant.

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.

Diameter
This value sets the diameter of the SimplyCam used to calculate the toolpaths and tool compensation.

Depth pass
This value is not currently used in the calculation of the processes. Use it as a reminder.

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.