CNCSimulator Pro

user guide

4.1. Tools

In the registry section, you can select what kind of tool you want to browse. The two last selections are for embedded milling and turning tools.
To add a new milling tool, select My milling tools and click on the Add button.
The editor is straight-forward enough. Select tool tip style and fill out the data about your tool and click the OK button. If you want more information about a setting, click the question mark symbol at the right of the field.
Some examples of different types of mill tools you can define in the Mill Tools registry.
If you instead select My lathe tools and click the Edit button, a special lathe tools definition file will be opened in SimCam.
As you can see, each tool is defined in its own separate layer.
Lathe tool editing is more advanced compared to mill tool editing. We do not recommend this for beginners. Instead you can use the embedded lathe tools in your CNC programs.
To read more about lathe tool editing, see our Tutorial Add/Edit Custom Lathe tools.
Using the two last selections in the registry section, you can browse (but not create or edit) the embedded (fixed) tools that comes built-in with the CNCSimulator.
To call up an embedded tool in your CNC program, you use the code ET instead of the standard T code.
For example, to select and change to the tool at the picture above, you would write:
ET stands for Embedded Tool.
On the other hand, to select the tool 13 from the My milling tools registry you would use only T like this:
Please also note that you can insert tools from the Inventory Browser directly in the editor by clicking the Insert at cursor button.
This is a convenient way to find and quickly insert tool calls in your program.