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Re: Where are tool length offsets referenced from?
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2016, 08:29:15 AM »
I played with tool offsets in Mach 3 over the weekend, it has been awhile.  It looks like experimenting from the diagnostics screen give you the best information about what is going on.  As I thought the tool offset actually occurs when the next Z move is commanded not when you call G43 H(tool offset#)  Also the manual is a little confusing, seeming to say that offsets can't be negative. But reading closely the H number can't be negative but the offset can.
Re: Where are tool length offsets referenced from?
« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2016, 10:48:53 AM »
That is interesting. I am going to have to look in to that as well. I am about to work on this today and am excited to try all the new info...

Thank you for your using your weekend to help me; I greatly appreciate it.
Re: Where are tool length offsets referenced from?
« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2016, 09:26:23 AM »
Got it working!!!

No more re-zero after a tool change. Thank you all again for your help - This would have taken forever without your advice.


Kind regards,

Gio
Re: Where are tool length offsets referenced from?
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2016, 08:03:40 PM »
Good for you!
Re: Where are tool length offsets referenced from?
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2016, 08:08:55 PM »
Gary,

Like I said - this would have been VERY difficult if not for you all here helping me!

If there is anything I can ever do please let me know.

Thank you again everyone for the help.

Warm regards,

Gio