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Tool change
« on: May 10, 2013, 01:59:48 PM »
Hi, need some help!

I am drawing a pice in my TurboCad drawing program and save as DXF file. Import the drawing to my CamBam program and choose to use different tool for the finniching cut. I specfy tool no. 2and 3. Put the stock in the lathe and run the nc program made in CamBam and inported to Mach3Turn. All OK but the Mac3Turn do not stopp after the first cut (tool2) but moves on as tool 3 was monted without stopping so not to bee ble to change the tool. I tryed to put the tool info into the "ToolTable" without any difference.

I am using the same prosedure using my Mach3Mil - the mill always stop so I can change the tool when the program asks for it.
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks sivtek

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Re: Tool change
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 07:14:13 PM »
What tool change option do you have selected in General config.? 

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Re: Tool change
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2013, 04:34:46 AM »
Thanks a Lot!  - It was sett to "ignore tool change"

But, another question. How to select the tool from the tooltable? I have the tool numbered in my CamBam program (1,2,....). In the Mach3Turn tooltable I load the same tools and do the "touch" and "apply". Then when I run the program it is indicating "Tool No 0", not 1 or 2 or the tool used.

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Re: Tool change
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2013, 10:38:53 AM »
You will probably want to read this topic.

http://www.machsupport.com/forum/index.php/topic,20956.60.html

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Re: Tool change
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2013, 08:00:17 AM »
Thanks.

A lot to bee confuset of. I will start at the bginning an se how I manages.

Sivtek