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About Solid Tool Models
All Creo NC needs to know about a tool is its parameters. It creates an NC sequence and displays the default tool based on the values in the .tpm file.
However, you can enhance the CL data display and interactively check for interference by showing a "real" tool. In order to do this, design your tool as a regular Creo model (part or assembly), and then establish associativity between this model’s dimensions and Creo NC tool parameters. When such a tool is used, you will have the option to display the default section or the real tool model. This is also another way to create your tool library.
Standard Library
If you have an appropriate license, you can also use the standard tool library of solid tools. It contains common tools (mills, taps, and drills) of sizes corresponding to ANSI standards. For more information, refer to the TOOLING LIBRARY Catalog.