The TDM Data and Graphic Generator contains parameterizable macros of around 72,500 tools from various suppliers.
The graphics generation functionality produces a complete record of tool data, including 2D graphics and 3D models, with just a few mouse clicks. It is ideally suited to populating a tool database, as well as for extending or supplementing tool data and graphics. The degree of detail (detailed or simplified) can be configured for each output format.
Data, 2D graphics, and 3D models are consistent with one another (for example, any change in projection length in the data is then also applied in the 2D graphics and the 3D model).
All tools enjoy the same, constant quality in terms of data and output formats.
Creating your own data records
You can modify existing data records (such as projection length, diameter) and save these as dedicated templates in the TDM Data and Graphic Generator. They are then available for future purposes.
Generating CUT and NOCUT layers with 2D DXF
As of TDM 2017, it is also possible (configurable) to have the CUT and NOCUT layers already incorporated when generating the DXF files. You can then, for example, also easily generate contours with detailed 2D graphics.
The following additional areas are also included in the TDM Data and Graphic Generator:
The TDM Data and Graphic Generator has a modular structure. Among others, it includes rotating and standing tools to cover the greatest possible range of machining.
The "rotating tools" section
This contains a large number of standard drilling and milling tools, as well as rotating tool holders from manufacturers including Sandvik Coromant, Walter, as well as manufacturer-neutral tools (such as DIN-compliant tools). These include the following modules:
- Milling tools
- Drilling tools
- HSS/solid-carbide standard tools
- Rotating holders
The "standing tools" section
This contains ISO turning tools with square shank, CAPTO and HSK-T shank, grooving tools, thread cutting tools, as well as standing holders from manufacturers such as Sandvik Coromant, Walter, as well as manufacturer-neutral tools. These include the following modules:
- Turning tools
- Grooving and thread cutting tools
- Standing holders
Generating individual indexable inserts
- ISO indexable inserts
- Manufacturer-specific indexable inserts
- Thread turning inserts
Beside the standard generators, the range of the TDM Data and Graphic Generator also offers further modules for special requirements:
- TDM 3D-Designer for End Mills
- TDM 3D-Designer for Step Drills