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Tool offsets - newbie problems
« on: October 03, 2010, 04:45:03 PM »
Hi
First are there any good tutoials on this topic.
I have been attempting to setup my tool offsets. No luck so far.
I just noticed something strange  on the program run screen under Tool Info.
That when the code is running the second tool  2 is not displayed.
Why would this be? In the code I assigned tool numbers and I see them
in the G code.
Could this be the reason the second tool is not offsetting correctly?

G17 G20 G40 G54 G64 G90
(Clearance Plane)
T1 M6
(0.375)
G01 X-0.8000 Y1.3750 Z0.5000 F10.0
Z0.0000
Z0.5000
(Countersink Drill Small Holes)
Y2.3500
G81 X-0.8000 Y2.3500 Z-0.1 R0.3 F5.0
G80
G01 Z0.5000 F5.0
G81 X-1.2336 Y2.0418 Z-0.1 R0.3 F5.0
G80
G01 Z0.5000 F5.0
G81 X-0.8000 Y1.3750 Z-0.1 R0.3 F5.0
G80
G01 Z0.5000 F5.0
G81 X-0.3664 Y2.0418 Z-0.1 R0.3 F5.0
G80
G01 Z0.5000 F5.0
G81 X-0.3664 Y0.7082 Z-0.1 R0.3 F5.0
G80
G01 Z0.5000 F5.0
G81 X-0.8000 Y0.4000 Z-0.1 R0.3 F5.0
G80
G01 Z0.5000 F5.0
G81 X-1.2336 Y0.7082 Z-0.1 R0.3 F5.0
G80
G01 Z0.5000 F5.0
(Deep Drill )
T2 M6
(0.875)
X-0.8000 Y1.3750 F10.0
G83 X-0.8000 Y1.3750 Z-0.5 R0.1 F5.0 Q0.1
G80
G01 Z0.5000 F5.0
M05
M30

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Re: Tool offsets - newbie problems
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010, 04:52:24 PM »
For tool offsets to be used your program must have a G43

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« Last Edit: October 03, 2010, 05:23:51 PM by Graham Waterworth »
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Re: Tool offsets - newbie problems
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 05:07:00 PM »
Hi
I just changed the code to G43. Ran the code and still no luck. The Tool Infomation
never updated to show tool 2 had been used. I assume that is the function of Tool Info.

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Re: Tool offsets - newbie problems
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2010, 05:19:57 PM »
Graham knows much more about G Code than me but after your M6T2 line I would have G43H2 to call the offset for tool 2.
However it should still show up in the toolpath window that tool 2 has loaded, just no offset has been applied.
Hood