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Pre-NX 8 templates are not visible in the NX because you can use the default templates to create a report of machining operations from any of the four Operation Navigator views. Pre-NX 8 templates generate reports only for a single view. If you want to use pre NX 8 templates, remove the comment sign (#) in the shop_doc.dat file . The file is located in MACH\resource\shop_doc.

Default Templates

Description

Operation List Select (HTML/Excel)

Produces a report on the operations. The results are output in a table which you can display in Microsoft Excel™ or web browsers. You can customize this template in Excel.

Operation List Select (TEXT)

Produces a report on the operations. You can customize this template in TCL.

Tool List Select (HTML/Excel)

Produces a report on the tools. The results are output in a table which you can display in Microsoft Excel™ or web browsers. You can customize this template in Excel.

Tool List Select (TEXT)

Produces a report on the tools. You can customize this template in TCL.

Pre NX 8 Templates

Description

Operations List

Produces a report for each program in the Program Order View of the Operation Navigator. The report lists operation names, descriptions of the operations, and the names of the tools used in each operation. You can generate the report in either text or HTML format. This report can help a machinist prepare the job.

Tool List

Produces a report of the tools that were imported into the NC program from the tool library and that are visible in the Machine Tool View of the Operation Navigator. The report includes the data within each tool. You can generate the report in either text or HTML format. This report helps the NC Programmer identify the tools that are available for an NC Program.

Note

Some of the listed tools may not be used in operations.

Operation List by Method

Produces a report on the operations as they appear in the Machine Method View of the Operation Navigator. The report lists the operations in sequence. You can generate the report in either a text or HTML format. This report can be used for reviewing your NC program.

Unique Tool List by Program

Produces a report only on the tools that are used to machine the part in each program. These tools and their data are listed in the order that they are used. Each tool is listed only once, even if it is used in more than one operation in a program. Tools that are not used in machining the part are not listed.

You can generate the report in either text or HTML format. This report can be useful for machinists and tool crib personal to prepare the needed tools for setup.

Advanced Operations List

Produces a report that is similar to the report produced by the Operations List template, except that a graphical image of each operation is added. You can generate the report in HTML format only.

Note

Before you select Advanced Operations List, be sure to size the graphic window and orient the part so that it is not obstructed by the Operation Navigator or anything else in the window.

Tools and Operations

Produces a report that lists the tools in the part file, and the operations in which each tool was used in the actual NC program. You can generate the report in HTML format only. This report can help a machinist get a better understanding of knowing what tool is associated with what operation.

Advanced Web Page

Produces a report that can be used as a setup sheet that provides images of each tool path, and a page of parameters for each tool. The setup sheet takes information from all of the views of the Operation Navigator. The report can be output in HTML format only. This is a sample of a framed web page that can be used as the basis for customization. You may want the output to go to a separate folder, since many files may be created. You need to open the created file in your local web browser to view the output. This web page provides details for the machinist about how a job can be prepared.

Note

Before running the Advanced Web Page option, be sure to size the graphic window and orient the part so that the graphic is not obstructed by the Operation Navigator or anything else in the window.

Advanced Web Page Mill Turn

Produces a report similar to the Advanced Web Page, plus it includes additional tool parameters for Turning tools. This report can help a machinist prepare the job.

Export Tool Library to ASCII datafile

Use to create an ASCII tool library file containing all the tools in the part. If you were previously using part files as your tool libraries, this option will help you convert your library to a text file. This file can be used as a library, or the content can be pasted into an existing tool library file. The location of the library file that is created is determined by the template, and is displayed in the listing device. Further instructions are represented in the Listing dialog.

Note

The Export Tool Library to ASCII datafile functionality was written as a converter for pre-V16 tools. We do not maintain it for later releases. Therefore, parameters added in later releases are not supported by the datafile. For example, the ‘Size’ (IC) parameter was introduced in V18 and ASCII export does not supported it.

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