Metacam Punch Custom tool

Custom tools in Metacam Turretpunch software

This command is used to create tools by drawing their shapes. Though it is normally used to create irregularly shaped tools, it can also be used to create standard shaped tools. Draw the tool shapes you want to create tools for, as closed polylines. If these are regular tool shapes (circle, rectangle, obround etc), they don’t need any center point marker. If the tool shapes are irregular, a point entity is needed to mark the center point of the tool. After creating the tool drawings, click on the Make Tools from Drawing button to open the Import Tools from Drawing dialog. Enter the various parameters and click Import to create the tool and import it into the selected tooling system. If the operation is successful, then the status bar will show the message “1 tool(s) created”. If the tool could not be created, the status bar will show “0 tool(s) created”.