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Toolcrib Organization

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Toolcrib Organization

I'm currently running WF5 and using Pro/NC every day. I'm beginning to develop quite a lot of tools files (both xml and models for solid tools) in my toolcrib directory. As far as I know, Pro can only save tool files (xml) back to a single directory (which is how mine is set up currently). What I am after is a way for Pro to automatically sort my tool files into subdirectories (which I have already created) within my toolcrib directory, based on the filename or other manner. I know I can do this with third party software that will monitor direcories and perform file moves, etc. when it sees a new file that matches cetain criteria. However, I find it hard to believe that Pro wouldn't already have similar functionality already built in. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance. -Matt

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Re: Toolcrib Organization

That would be a great functionality unfortunatly I dont think WF5 has anything like that. The only workaround idea I can come up with is creating multiple versions of the same machining center with different tooling packages. Also consider utilizing the tool comment area as a way to organize your list I have found that to be helpful.

Re: Toolcrib Organization

you could add your folders to the common area. The only problem I find with doing that is you have to be carefull because it sets the last visited folder as your working folder it seems.common_folder.JPG