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Re: Another tool table Question
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2015, 10:09:52 AM »
Thanks I was able to find a basic tool change macro IL will post but up just so there's later on that are searching can possibly use it

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Re: Another tool table Question
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2015, 12:30:16 PM »
The default M6Start macro is this:

tool = GetSelectedTool()
SetCurrentTool( tool )

If you want to move to machine zero, change it to this:

tool = GetSelectedTool()
SetCurrentTool( tool )
Code "G53 G0 Z0"
While IsMoving
Wend
Code "G53 G0 X0 Y0"
While IsMoving
Wend


Make sure that Z zero in machine coordinates is the top of your travel, or at least some distance up that is safe to move at.

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Re: Another tool table Question
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2015, 03:38:22 PM »
Hood, have you tried  OemDro(32) ?? It is use on the diagnostics Page under TOOL OFFSET

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Re: Another tool table Question
« Reply #23 on: February 15, 2015, 04:41:24 PM »
Hi TP,
 Think that DRO is for the actual offset value, what is wanted is the number of the offset called e.g. G43H2

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Re: Another tool table Question
« Reply #24 on: February 15, 2015, 05:44:52 PM »
 AHHHH,   I thought they wanted the offset VALUE. Unless you have photographic memory the H# won't be of much value, normally it just replicates the installed tool#.

Just a thought, (;-) TP

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Re: Another tool table Question
« Reply #25 on: February 15, 2015, 06:04:08 PM »
Yes but you can call a different offset for a chosen tool number.
In Mill its not something I would use or feel a need for but in Turn it is definitely something that was needed.
But its not me that was wanting it and I can see it may be useful to others, "learn" certainly seems to want it.
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