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Could a tool change home position be added?
« on: January 31, 2006, 10:27:36 AM »
Maybe this can be done and I just don't know it.  I like the tool returning to a specific location for tool changes.  I have added in my post processor a location of X0 Y0 Z2.  Could Mach3 do this for me?  Is there some way that I could have a script or option to have it return to a user specific location on tool changes?


Richard

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Re: Could a tool change home position be added?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2006, 10:38:01 AM »
Hi Richard:

  Yes, in the M6Start.m1s macro, put the following..

code"G53Z0"
code"G32*********Yyy"

  Set eh Z and x,y location to whatever you like. At M6 time , it will execute those macro calls and move to that location..

Regards,
Art

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Re: Could a tool change home position be added?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2006, 10:39:03 AM »
Sorry mistype:

  That shoudl be G53, not G32..

 G53 is the move to a machine location, so determine the machine  coordinate location you wish to use and replace the xx and yy and the Z location in the example to what you wish to use..

Thanks,