In CAMWorks, tool library data is included in your download and does not require any additional files. Simply upgrade your CAMWorks software to the latest version, and you will see the Harvey Tool and Helical Solutions tool libraries in the CAMWorks Technology Database.
As we add new tools to the catalog and build out more models of specialty tooling and holemaking/threading tools, each library update will require users to update CAMWorks to the latest version to see new tooling reflected in their software.
To access the tool libraries, simply open the CAMWorks Technology Database to access the milling tool library.
Once inside the Technology Database, simply navigate to the “Mill Tooling” section, and then select the tool type you would like to import. For these initial Harvey Tool and Helical tool libraries, only end mills are available to import. For this example, we have selected “Flat End Mill”.
Once “Flat End Mill” is selected, navigate to the gear icon in the top right of the screen, and select “Import Harvey Tool”. This will open a screen which shows you all of the tools being imported.
Simply click “Import”, and the tools will be added to your database. Repeat these same steps for the Helical libraries, and for the other tool types: ball and hog nose (corner radius) end mills.
Once that is completed, you have access to the entire Harvey Tool and Helical end mill library in your CAMWorks tool library. You can access these tools the same way you access any tool model within CAMWorks and pull in specific tools for your job as needed.