maunufacturing tool library for turning

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Hello, everyone. My name is Bojan and I come from Slovenia. Can anyone help how to make a 3D lathe tool and stored in a library so I can use the tool several times.

I use nx 8.5

Thank you very much

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Create a new Turning tool as normal along with a holder.

On the Tool tab towards the bottom you will see a heading reading 'Library'. Expand this and you will be able to enter a name for the tool. You can't use spaces so you will need to use _'s. click on the export tool to library icon and select the type of tool (ID, OD etc) and click OK twice.


You should now be able to re-use this tool in other .prt files without having to redefine it.

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