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Machining in RoboDK
#1
If my CAM software uses multiples tools for generating the G code file so can we too add/remove tools while the robot is in simulation in the RoboDK software? Is there any indicator that asks for the tool to be removed/added?
#2
Hi Aryan, 

If you go to "Tools"-"Options"->"CAM", look at the bottom of the window. 
You will find these tree options. 

   

RoboDK should now create separate machining program for each tool. 
You can insert a "tool_change" sub-program between those if required. 

Jeremy
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#3
Ok. Thanks for sharing. Have you made any tutorial video on this tool change aspect?
#4
Hi Aryan, 

Sadly, I didn't.

The best thing I can do is link this NC file that I know will trigger the behavior. 

Jeremy


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#5
Can you share me this file in STL or STEP format so that I might be able to do the same tool change simulation with my project? Also I'm unable to know whether this machining is additive or subtractive.
#6
Hi, I do not have the 3D model as this gcode was provided by a partner.

This process is removing material.

Jeremy
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#7
Will the sub-program give us a prompt that the tool has to be changed?
Also if my CAM software changes tools on its own can the same be replicated on the RoboDK platform itself?
#8
Your CAM software will include the tool number used for the process.
RoboDK will translate that to a "SetTool(tool_number)" program call for your robot controller to process.

You then have to create a "SetTool()" program on your controller to catch that request and get the right tool with the robot.
This step is generally programmed manually on the robot controller.

Jérémy
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