Hello Guest it is September 24, 2020, 10:24:55 AM

Author Topic: tool offset not taking  (Read 2101 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

tool offset not taking
« on: October 02, 2013, 08:41:26 AM »
I have not had any trouble with Mach 3 compensating for different tool lengths until this morning.  Suddenly, after I change a tool, Mach 3 fails to turn the green LED light, informing me that the tool offset is in fact recognized.  What causes this?  My code looks normal. Now when it starts to cut with the new tool, it's not compensating for tool length.  The offset in the offset window looks fine also. I am puzzled.
tony

Offline ger21

*
  • *
  •  6,286 6,286
    • View Profile
    • The CNC Woodworker
Re: tool offset not taking
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 09:18:17 AM »
Need to see your g-code.
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

Offline Hood

*
  •  25,846 25,846
  • Carnoustie, Scotland
    • View Profile
Re: tool offset not taking
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 10:52:21 AM »
and your xml and tools3.dat.
Hood
« Last Edit: October 02, 2013, 10:54:22 AM by Hood »
Re: tool offset not taking
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 07:15:51 PM »
thank you gentleman for helping. I discovered that the tool had been misnumbered, that is, T2 had some crazy H **** number. As soon as I made the correction, things went back to normal.
thanks again.
tony