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MACH4 tool change
« on: August 21, 2017, 03:25:53 PM »
Hi i'm new to mach4 and cant find how to fix this problem anywhere so hope some one can help me
i have a plasma table and using mill

MACH give me this window when i try to run my gcode

A tool change has been requested via
M6. Change your tool then press
Cycle Star to continue

well i dont know where or what to do
the gcode run with no problem on mach3

i'm using a Hicon integra board

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Re: MACH4 tool change
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 12:04:50 PM »
That has been run from the screen_load_script.

From the menubar click on operator and then screen editor.
Once in the screen editor you will need to highlight the top of tree in the top left of the screen then click on the lighting bolt icon in the box below it, you should now see the screen load scipt.
you will find the part of the script that is doing the msg box on line 58 if you are using the stock wx4 screenset.

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Re: MACH4 tool change
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2017, 12:20:09 PM »
thanks for the info and what do i do next
what do i need to ride
my tool on sheetcam is number 3 thanks
is a plasma no idea if i need to change the name on the tool
Re: MACH4 tool change
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 03:13:41 PM »
Since you should never change tools, you should just be able to put tool number three into Mach and go.
On the main screen in the bottom right hand side is tool info. There is a tool number box. Replace that number with three and press enter. Now you should be able to cycle start without that message appearing.
Re: MACH4 tool change
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 07:59:10 PM »
Hi thanks for your help do I need to change the active D and H on Tool Information
I change the tool to the number 3 and still getting the tool change message
thank you very much for your help
Re: MACH4 tool change
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2017, 09:07:12 AM »
To my knowledge, no you should not have to change anything but the tool number.
The only thing that that message is looking for is that your current tool and the requested tool (M6). If the current tool is different than the requested tool, the message appears.
Can you click 'OK' on that message and press cycle start again, like the message says? Does your GCode start running then?
On my machine I always look at the first M6 tool before I begin. I place that tool in the spindle, zero Z, then change the tool number in the dialog box and press cycle start to avoid doing a tool change routine at the beginning of the cycle. You don't have a spindle so you should never have to change it once it is setup.
Re: MACH4 tool change
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2017, 12:00:44 PM »
i put the tool number on the 3 spaces and know it work thank you very much
Re: MACH4 tool change
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2017, 01:43:49 PM »
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