ToolManager is developed by Fructus Data AB in Sweden. It is a database for handling tools, toolholders and fixturesolids. ToolManager can be used both standalone and as an integrated application inside GibbsCAM. ToolManager operates on SQLXPress, which means that the server and database can be placed an any computer in the company network. With ToolManager multiple users can share, edit and access tools, toolholders and fixtures.
Create your own database. Then start adding drills, endmills, solid models, holders and fixtures by entering data in logical dialogs. Add describing images or photo's to illustrate your tools, holders and fixtures. Voila, now you have a database that can be searched, grouped and filtered and multiple people can access the data, at the same time. In addition you can also create "favourite groups" of tools, for example; "all stdtools in a specific machine", or "all endmills from a certain supplier" etc. The Standalone version of ToolManager is a very costeffective way to keep track of your tools.
All data that is added in the Standalone version is immediately compatible with, and available in, ToolManager inside GibbsCAM also. One user could for example run the standalone version in the ToolRoom, and the data he enters is immediately available for the GibbsCAM programmer.
The GibbsCAM integrated version of ToolManager works exactly the same way as the Standalone version. But now you also get the advantage of moving tools and fixtures in a very efficient way between GibbsCAM and ToolManager. For example, select 10 tools in ToolManager and insert them into GibbsCAM's toollist with just one click. It works the same the opposite way, select a number of tools in GibbsCAM's toollist and add them into the ToolManager Database with just one click. Then, you can also handle solidmodels/fixtures the same way. Quick, easy, efficient.