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Re: Tweaking the Tool-Change...
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2016, 04:30:44 AM »
Just been looking at the CS_Labs M31 macro for probing, it talks directly to the controller through the plugin so that might work better.

It needs parameters passed to it for distance and speed, but that means calling a macro from within a macro - i thought that was frowned upon or is it ok?

The calling macro will have to specify the distance each time for the fast and slow probe unless this is also built-in - the instruction are very vague really. They just say pass it the X Y Z distances and F speed but do not mention if it does one-pass or two-pass probing or anything else really.

Will have a play when i get a chance, it might work.?
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Re: Tweaking the Tool-Change...
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2016, 05:11:02 AM »
No, I'm using the UC100 with a Chinese 6040 machine and Mach3.

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Re: Tweaking the Tool-Change...
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2016, 05:15:28 AM »
Ok, thanks, this seems to be CS_Labs specific, i'll try messing with their examples if i can figure it out ;)
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Re: Tweaking the Tool-Change...
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2016, 05:24:13 AM »
Nah, just been reading the CS_Labs tool-length probe macro and despite them having their own M31 probing routine, they have just used the bog-standard G31 probe that I know does not work inside the M6End macro, saves me a lot of time messing about i guess :)

Seems odd that they would not use their own routine though??
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