Path ToolLibraryEdit

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Path ToolLibraryEdit.png Path ToolLibraryEdit

Menu location
Path → Tool Manager
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also


The Path ToolLibraryEdit.png Tool Manager/Editor allows to edit the different tools of the tooltable contained in the machine object of a Path Job.svg Path Job. This tooltable is used by the different operations contained in the project to obtain necessary informations about the current tool.

It serves for the selection of a tool which you want to use in your job as well.


The handling is straight forward:

  • Import...: Imports a tooltable from an XML-file.

This is currently partly broken and does not work if you have never had an xml file before.

  • Export...: Exports the tooltable to an XML-file.
  • New Tool: opens a dialog where you can enter the parameters of your tool. See Path NewTool
  • Delete: deletes the currently selected lines.

The tools are deleted from your tooltable even if you cancel the dialog


  1. Select a Path Job.svg Path Job
  2. Invoke the Tool Manager using several methods:
    • Press the Path ToolLibraryEdit.png Tool Manager button in the toolbar.
    • Using the P then T keyboard shortcut.
    • Using the Path → Tool Manager entry from the top menu.
  3. Create new tools or adjust the properties of existing tools.
    Set at least the diameter, FreeCAD needs it to calculate the radius compensation. As of v0.17 and above this is the only value used for path creation. However, if you wish to use the simulation tool later, add cutting edge angle and cutting edge height as well.


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