Tool List

This section describes how to set up tool list triggers and generate tool lists.

To configure the tool list settings, select Tool List from the File types menu in the left window of the Editor Setup dialog. The Tool List configuration dialog is shown below.

Tool List dialog.

Tool List Setup


Tool trigger

Specify the tool trigger in this field.

Example: If the machine uses T01 for tool 01, specify T in this field.


$TOOL1 / $TOOL2 Trigger

Use these fields to specify the advanced trigger that should be used to generate the $TOOL1/2 variable.

Example: To include the value specified after R into the following line: (T1 5MM DRILL R33), specify the trigger R<[0-9]+>. This will assign the value R33 to $TOOL1.


Filter comments with advanced trigger

Use this field to specify the advanced trigger (regular expression) used to filter comments. The comment lines are only used if they match the expression.

The comment filter is useful when each tool is surrounded by multiple comments as shown below:

With the standard settings the tool list will be:

To get the correct tool description, you can add the following regular expression: [A-Z0-9 ]+
This ensures that the tool comment includes letters, numbers and spaces. The tool list will then be:


Sort tool list

Check this field to sort the tool list.

When you check this field, each tool is only listed once.


Ignore duplicate info (T020202 = T02)

Ignores duplicate/magazine info in the tool number, i.e. T020202 should be listed as T02.


Ignore 0's (T02 = T2)

Ignores leading zeros in tool numbers, i.e. T02 should be listed as T2.


Two line comments

Check this field if the tool comment consists of two lines.


Scan comments below tool name

Check this field if the tool comment is always located below the tool change line.


Advanced Tool trigger: Scan two lines at a time

Check this field if the Advanced Tool trigger should scan two lines at a time.


Tool list template

Use this field to specify the directory of the tool list template. Click the folder icon to the right to select a tool list template.

Click the icon next to the folder icon if you wish to edit the specified tool list template.