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Manufacturing UDF adds new tool when using different work center?

bmadsen
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Manufacturing UDF adds new tool when using different work center?

Hello all,

I made a lot of programming udfs to help assist the mapkeys under a work center (let's call it work center A) that we use very often. And when I first made those udfs on work center A, I could also program a part using work center B and the tool names would transfer over flawlessly. But when I go back and modify a udf it then creates a new tool at the end of the tool list.

For example: Work center A can only have 30 tools in the magazine and work center B can have 50 tools in the magazine. I create a udf in work center A that has the tool ID of 1/4_drill which is in tool pocket #25. That same tool ID 1/4_drill is located in pocket #40 on work center B. And when I use the udf that was created in work center A to drill a 1/4" hole on work center B, it would grab the correct tool ID 1/4_drill and it would also grab the correct tool pocket #40. And now here's the weird part. I would go in and make changes to the 1/4_drill udf that was created in work center A that was still in pocket #25 (Create the new udf cause you can't just modify a parameter or clearance plane or something and re-save the UDF). And then try using the new udf with the same tool ID 1/4_drill in work center B and Creo creates a new tool in tool pocket #51. Adding a tool to the tool list of 50.

I know it is either a bug or something really picky that I'm not doing incorrectly. From what I read, Creo creates a new tool when using a udf with a different tool ID name. So why can't it recognize the tool ID anymore? Is it something to do with the offsets? It seems very strange. I would list everything I tried but I'd be typing all day.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Brian


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