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top solid 7 tool !

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:01 pm
by solidsnake
I tried to create a new library tool ...
Following the tutorial ... ... bur designed and implemented all the functions ...
But when you step into the Cam and choose the tools ...
... I find the new library ... but not the tool designed ... why?

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:52 pm
by Bill
Here are some things that you can check:

1) When you designed your tool, did you assign the proper funcitons to it?
2) once you have designed your tool and applied the functions, did you check in the tool to the PDM?
3) If the tool is in a user defined library, have you included a reference to the library in your projects references folder?
4) Also if the tool is in a user defined library, have you checked-in and then validated the design?

It is likely one of those problems that you need to resolve before it will work.


Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:46 pm
by solidsnake
thanks for the answer ...
... there are not many tutorials for creating the tools ...
... and the online help is not complete ...
1 ... I created a new library
2 ... I designed a tool
3 ... I have assigned functions to tool
4 ... check-in ...
5 ... I see the new created library in the references ...
6 ... but I do not see the tool in the work created within the library
7 ... why ?
8 ... there are not videos on the creation of a new tool ?

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:54 pm
by Bill
Hi there,

After checking in, you need to Validate the design. This is because you are in a library. The act of Validating closes the major revision and then makes that object available to all.

I will try to make a video in the future for this.

So many videos to make...not enough time in the day

let me know if you get it to work