Once you have opened the tool library dashboard in GibbsCAM, you will have several ways to filter tooling and find the exact SKU you are looking for.
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 enter “00015” into the “Tool Number” field to find that specific tool.
You will also be able to sort the library by using the filters on each column. Simply click on the column header to sort the columns by large to small or small to large, or use the various search fields to narrow down your results. For example, if you wanted to find a .125″ diameter end mill, you can enter .125″ into the Cutter Diameter field to see all tools with a .125″ cutter diameter. You can also search by things like tool type, flute count, coating, and various other key dimensions.
When you have found the tool or tools you would like to import into your job, simply select the tool (you will see it highlighted in the dashboard) and click the “Import” button in the bottom right corner of the dashboard. This will import all selected tools into your current project so that you can easily access them for your programming and simulation needs.