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Is there any way to get my created tools back?

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slaughlin79
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Is there any way to get my created tools back?

I figured tools I created were saved on the cloud just like everything else is.

well, when I installed the scantech scanviewer 3D scanner application and files on laptop from a flash drive, OneDrive created a bunch of copies of that and other folders in c\drive and other. I found out after windows defender and Microsoft store were uninstalled off my laptop without me doing it that my laptop was self destructing so I reset and rest and cleaned probably 7 times. Why so many times? bc one drive kept reinstalling tge files just the way they were that were causing all the problems as soon as I logged into account.

well last night I went to start a new cam job and all my tools are missing but if I go into  setups that were created before the reset all the tools are correctly illustrated in those jobs.

2-1/2 years of custom made cutters and holders missing but still exist in many many cam setups.

So is there any way to import a tool from a setup/cam tool paths to the tool library?

 

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HughesTooling
in reply to: slaughlin79

If you search in assets are they still there? Have you reenabled CAM libraries? It can take awhile for them to sync after enabling.

 

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Mark Hughes
Owner, Hughes Tooling
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FrodoLoggins
in reply to: slaughlin79

What do you mean by clean?

 

You can download Recuva and if the files were never overwritten by Windows they should be in this folder:

C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\CAM360\libraries\Local

 

The file extension of the tool library should be .json IIRC.

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Message 4 of 8
slaughlin79
in reply to: FrodoLoggins

When I say cleaned, I wiped everything along with deleting everything in my one drive and also uninstalled the app so it couldn’t keep corrupting the lap top as soon as I signed into Microsoft. When I did the reset, it asks if you want to keep your files, I said no. Besides tools being on there which I didn’t know at the time everything else is backed up on my iCloud. Pictures and stuff like that. I didn’t even think about it bc I thought just like everything else on f360 it was in the cloud. Now if we were allowed to store models on a pc then I would’ve known better.
Message 5 of 8
slaughlin79
in reply to: HughesTooling

I did not go into preferences and turn that on but I most definitely will when I get home.

would make my year if that works.

Message 6 of 8
martha.deans
in reply to: slaughlin79

Hi @slaughlin79,

 

Just to give a bit more context about where tools are stored, there are three storage locations for tools. Document tools are tools that have been used while programming, and get copied into the .f3d file where the toolpath that uses them has been created. So, like you've pointed out, some tools that have been used can be found in Fusion designs and they appear in this section when the document is open. 

Local Libraries are stored on your computer, and were likely to have been deleted when you wiped your computer unless you can recover them like @FrodoLoggins suggested. 

Cloud libraries are stored in Fusion Team just like your Fusion designs. Once Cloud Libraries is turned on in preferences, an Assets Library will appear at the bottom of your projects list. Any libraries you have stored in the cloud will appear in the "CAMTools" folder. 

 

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When you have a document with tools open that you want to move into one of the other locations (Local or Cloud), you can copy and paste that tool from the Document Library into any Local or Cloud library. (see gif below)

 

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Marti Deans
Product Manager, Fusion 360 Manufacturing
Message 7 of 8
HughesTooling
in reply to: slaughlin79


@slaughlin79 wrote:

 

So is there any way to import a tool from a setup/cam tool paths to the tool library?

 


Just to answer this question, yes you can copy tools from existing designs. 

Just right click the tool in the document library and copy.

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Then in the target library just right click and paste. Note you have to be in another library you've created before you get the paste option.

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Mark Hughes
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slaughlin79
in reply to: HughesTooling

Yes that works like a charm. I figured it out by just clicking on stuff and got on here to update and I seen you had already responded. So thank you.
I’ll look into it today when I get home but hopefully there is a way to save them to the cloud?
I have a msi CreatorPro x17 on preorder and I do not want to corrupt anything by doing something wrong when transferring folders to new, if I ever receive it.

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