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Tool Offsets being turned off
« on: May 01, 2013, 06:46:24 PM »
Hi all,

I am trying to get my head wrapped around tool offsets (we just installed our first ATC). 

When I go to the Offsets screen and set the "Tool Offsets on/off" to "ON", I see the DRO display the correct Z value.  But when I start a toolpath, it goes back to the standard fixture coordinates.  I have added a Tool_Length_Offsets = YES line in my post processor, but no dice.

Any leads?
Re: Tool Offsets being turned off
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 09:01:29 PM »
Does your g code issue a G49 during the initialization?

This turns off any current tool offsets.

Paul T.
www.springtest.com
Re: Tool Offsets being turned off
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 09:05:05 PM »
Hi Paul,

Yes, in fact.  I removed it and added a "G43 H__" after every M6 command (where H matches the preceding T__).  Does this look right to you?


m103 G01 G40.1 G17 G80 G50 G90 G64
G20
(EHT_0.33Flat)
M6 T2 G43 H2
M03 S6000
G01Z1.000
G00X2.184Y0.093
Z1.010
G01Z0.316F30
X2.243Y0.075Z0.256F35
X2.247Y0.073
X2.248Y0.070
X2.250Y0.057
X2.252Y0.027
X2.253Y-0.010
X2.251Y-0.053
X2.248Y-0.100
Re: Tool Offsets being turned off
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 09:23:26 PM »
Your code appears to be correct to me, single step thru it to make sure.