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tool change problem
« on: March 04, 2007, 06:31:12 PM »
here is a funny one too. when I program a M6 Comand and give a tool number, say T3 . in the program. when I exicute this. it will change the tool number on the program run screen but it does not load the tool offset until I manually click on the tool number, change it to a different tool number and then change it back????. almost ruined a very expensive part. but thanks to my trusty big red button, the crisis was averted. anyone know how to correct this? :o

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Re: tool change problem
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2007, 10:31:56 PM »
    I would download the latest version and see if that helps with this one and the run from here issue.

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Re: tool change problem
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2007, 08:26:40 AM »
Just for fun try putting in your program:

Tx M06 Hx     (put in the matching hiegth offset for that tool).

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Re: tool change problem
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2007, 08:25:05 PM »
Try this:
Txx M06
G0 G90 G54 ********* Yxx etc, etc
G43 Hxx Zxx (H value matches T value)

And at end of tool, a G49 to cancel offset