Adveon for GibbsCAM allows users to develop their own tool library, selecting from tools they use daily. While having all tooling data at users’ fingertips provides them a greater understanding of available tooling choices, having an overview of available tooling provides them flexibility in selecting and maintaining the assortment of tools in the library. The ISO 13399 cutting tool data representation and exchange standard lets GibbsCAM users work with tools from any supplier and assures accuracy of geometric information. Users can quickly and easily create tool assemblies, see immediate representations in 2D and 3D, and use them for simulation with GibbsCAM’s integrated Cut Part Rendering and Machine Simulation.
The Adveon Tool Library provides three inter-related functions. First, a specially formatted library (based upon ISO 13399) allows customers to download or enter data for tooling items, including tool holders, adapters, cutting tools and inserts, to create a master catalog. A second function enables users to collect and categorize the various tooling items they use, while the third allows them to quickly and easily create tool assemblies from these components. Applications which support the standard, can then access the cutting tool assemblies without further searching or definition.