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XRC - Tool Data modification

  • Is it possible to modify tool data from variable data or similar?


    We have an external application reading & writing data, but really would like to modify the tool data.

    The preference is to be able to modify tool data individually similar to variable/position data, rather than the complete file set if possible.


    The application is best suited to tool usage, but will require the end-user to be able to modify the tool parameters.

    If this cannot be done, we will have to do the calculations inside the job (which is not an issue, but just adds something that the controller should be doing natively.)

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  • Not on XRC. Anything newer, yes. The changing of tool data would need to be done manually or by creating the data in the TOOL.CND file and loaded into the controller.

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  • Not on XRC. Anything newer, yes. The changing of tool data would need to be done manually or by creating the data in the TOOL.CND file and loaded into the controller.

    Thanks,

    I guess it be the manual calculation method then, as writing to the file seems too much work based on what else we have to do unless a single index can be written. to the .cnd file..?

  • Not sure what a single index is. I've done projects where through some software program I calculate the tool data. This software will then write a single tool in the proper format of a TOOL.CND and download into the controller.

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  • Not sure what a single index is. I've done projects where through some software program I calculate the tool data. This software will then write a single tool in the proper format of a TOOL.CND and download into the controller.

    Single Index = Single Tool 8).


    If I interpret you comment correctly, writing a single tool element would be possible...

    I will give it a test to see what it renders.

  • So I managed to get a single tool element updated :thumbup:.


    Now the next challenge with this controller, is to select between tools inside a job or turn the tool on & off, if possible.?

    The other method would be to use multiple jobs, which is part of the consideration anyway.

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