Adding a New Tool
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When you click the Define New button on the Select the Active Tool dialog, the Add a New Tool dialog appears. Through this dialog, you are able to define a new tool. For in-depth coverage of each function within Machinist use the MachinistRefManual  .

NOTE: Tools you define here are added to the tool list in the Select the Active Tool dialog.


Dialog Options:


Specify the tool type. The following types are available from the drop-down menu: Mill, Bore, Drill, Center, Spot Drill, Chamfer, Tap and Ream.

Tool Name

Specify a name for the new tool you are defining.


When selected, the tool will be created using metric units of measurement.


Select the HSS material from the drop-down menu.

Tool Parameters

Different paremeters will appear for each tool type that is selected. Enter parameter values in the editable fields and click OK when done.