Selecting a Tool

Once you have downloaded your new SolidCAM tool libraries, selecting a specific tool or group of tools can be done in several ways.

One way to find a tool is to search for a tool by tool number, or EDP number. For example, if you are looking for Helical Tool EDP 00015, you can find the EDP in the “Tool Number” field within the library. You can also click on the binocular icon on the top menu to search by tool number.

SolidCAM Tool Library

You will also be able to sort the library by using the filters on each column. Simply click on the column header to change the filters, or to search within that column. For example, if you wanted to find a .125″ diameter end mill, you could click on the Diameter column and sort from .125″ to .125″ to show only tools with that diameter.

We are also giving users the ability to upload smaller library files from within the larger ZIP file to focus solely on a single product family, which will make for quicker searches. For example, users can import just the Miniature End Mills – Ball library, which will only show you tools from that product family.

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