From tips on how to quickly open iGrind .TOM files, to viewing all parameter changes, this month's 12 general tips will help you get the most from your ANCA ToolRoom software. These simple hints for navigating different areas in ToolRoom will save you time and make your job easier.
Drag-to-select on a touch-screen can be awkward. Instead, LEFT CLICK on the parameter LABEL to select the value
DRAG and DROP .TOM files from Explorer onto the main page of iGrind to open them more quickly
Personalise your Utilities menu by using the configure function to add or remove functions to the drop-down menu
In iGrind (in ToolRoom 2012) drag the image in the Integrated 3D graphics by holding CTRL
Hold CTRL & SHIFT, then drag the image to zoom in / out
Add reference diameters to the 2D graphics in iGrind and flute cross-section graphics by using RIGHT CLICK
Use the PROFILE software wizard to create a roughing / ripper cutter from a standard profile
Use the Preview Browser (instead of the standard file browser) to browse .TOM files by image instead of by name
RIGHT CLICK on a surface in the integrated 3D graphics, SELECT OPEN WORKSHEET to view operation parameters for the Operation (e.g. flute from solid) that ground the surface
Looking at how to open an Operation worksheet for a tool
Flute from solid worksheet opened from 3D graphics Operations worksheet in above picture
Alt + Right click to snap the grinding wheel to position on the tool in Cim3D
When using CIM3D V7 .dxf overlays can be imported to check tool profiles
RIGHT CLICK on a parameter to obtain the EVENT LOG which will provide you with the history of each change made to that parameter
To obtain a list of all the parameter changes to a .TOM file choose EVENT LOG under the VIEW tab in the menu
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