ToolManageriQTM - Tool Data Management for GibbsCAM
Organize tools, holders, and fixtures!
A common challenge for the NC programmer is to handle tools, toolholders and fixture models in a smooth and efficient manner when CAM programming. If you have several CAM programmers, certainly you will want to be able to share tooling and fixture data with each other in a simple way. Simply knowing what is available without having to take a walk and look on the shopfloor. With ToolManageriQTM, our SQL-based TDM database, you can do just that.
Work with barcode scanners and ToolID
Tool Manager provides the ability to work with barcode scanners and ToolID for smoother tool management. In addition, the user can add information about the toolsupplier, which means that both the tool and vendor information is available when it is time to order new tools.
Efficient Tool Management
CAM programmers often do the same thing over and over again, instead of systemizing frequent tasks. Not knowing which tools are rigged in a particular CNC machine, or what tools are available ”on the shelf ” in the workshop is annoying, and costs time. Trying to browse hundreds of windows folders & files to find a certain fixture model is something most of us do, but is neither fun nor efficient. When several people work with CNC programming, you also want to be able to share data between users in a convenient way, instead of each user ”reinventing the wheel ” over and over again by creating the same tools again, or searching for the same fixture again. ToolManager for GibbsCAM address these problems, it is a tool designed to make the user even faster with his already quick GibbsCAM system.
Move Tools and Fixtures Transparently
The image on the left is the tool dialog in GibbsCAM, and to the right is the ToolManageriQTM window. Tools and fixtures can be moved transparently between GibbsCAM and ToolManager