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Mach3 tool change
« on: March 29, 2011, 05:03:49 PM »
Hi everyone,
I came across a problem: in mach3 software, I want the new tool automatically go to origin point after change the tool. How can I set up it, suppose the second tool's position is (10,0,0) compared to the first tool.
Is there any method to set this in Mach3 software?

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Re: Mach3 tool change
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 05:11:04 PM »
Edit the M6 Start and M6 macros to do what you want.
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Re: Mach3 tool change
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 05:41:04 PM »
I mean after change the tool, how to compensate the offset of the second tool from the mach3 software, not from the code.

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Re: Mach3 tool change
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 05:44:11 PM »
Are your tools in toolholders with the lengths in the tooltable? If so, use G43.
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Re: Mach3 tool change
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2011, 05:48:31 PM »
you mean the code G43, can I do it throught software? Since I don't want to edit the codes because it's too big and almost impossible to edit.
can I make any setup in Mach3? Such as the "Offsets(Alt-5)"?