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Manual tool change with Mill Wizard and Mach 4
« on: January 17, 2016, 01:15:29 PM »
How do I get the machine to stop for a manual tool change after using G code generated by Mill Wizard (e.g. for two lines of holes using two tools)
Re: Manual tool change with Mill Wizard and Mach 4
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2016, 01:25:48 PM »
I see now that I use the M6 macro.
Re: Manual tool change with Mill Wizard and Mach 4
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2016, 01:53:48 PM »
Not that simple, I guess.  I put the M6.mcs from the default Mach profile into the Macros directory of the profile I am using, but it looks like it isn't called.  Is there anything else I need to do?

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Re: Manual tool change with Mill Wizard and Mach 4
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2016, 02:23:44 PM »
Config menu then General Config, there is an option there to stop spindle and wait for cycle start.


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Re: Manual tool change with Mill Wizard and Mach 4
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2016, 02:39:09 PM »
Not in Mach 4

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Re: Manual tool change with Mill Wizard and Mach 4
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2016, 02:41:17 PM »
Ah ok never noticed the title but then again why post here rather than the Mach4 section?
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Re: Manual tool change with Mill Wizard and Mach 4
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2016, 03:23:07 PM »
I originally thought this was related to Mill Wizard, but now that I realize it's the way Mach 4 handles M6, you're right - I should post it there.