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Re: Lathe tool offsets, tool table, surfeit of splash screens
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2018, 08:54:23 AM »
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I also find that typing "T<n>" as a code, either in the program or MDI, does not seem to change the tool number.

use     T0101    for toll #1 in the MDI  

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Re: Lathe tool offsets, tool table, surfeit of splash screens
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2018, 09:02:06 AM »
When I start my Mach3 Turn,
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I randomly get one of 3 different splash screens
That is what you originaly posted.
Then you reply
I have only one screen set, it's not that which is different between launches.

Me confused ...........

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Re: Lathe tool offsets, tool table, surfeit of splash screens
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2018, 04:28:41 AM »
Pics of screens
Re: Lathe tool offsets, tool table, surfeit of splash screens
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2018, 04:31:40 AM »
Aha!  Just checking all 3 of these are in the "Bitmaps" folder (not surprisingly), so for some reason the system must make a random choice of which one to display.  Not a bug but a "feature"?
Re: Lathe tool offsets, tool table, surfeit of splash screens
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2018, 05:26:42 AM »
And some more progress.  I have made the config changes suggested by TPS and checked that my M6start macro contains the correct instructions.  The M30 and Rewind issues are fixed, and I find that if I put a "T010x" instruction in the g code it does select the right tool offset though the tool number doesn't change.  I guess there may be a format issue with the tool no. DRO display box? - will check that.
Re: Lathe tool offsets, tool table, surfeit of splash screens
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2018, 08:46:25 AM »
The rotating "splash" screens are a normal part of Mach.


Mike
We never have the time or money to do it right the first time, but we somehow manage to do it twice and then spend the money to get it right.
Re: Lathe tool offsets, tool table, surfeit of splash screens
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2018, 12:08:57 PM »
Thanks Mike!  A feature then.

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Re: Lathe tool offsets, tool table, surfeit of splash screens
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2018, 08:51:01 PM »
Where did the splash screen set come from?

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Re: Lathe tool offsets, tool table, surfeit of splash screens
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2018, 04:14:34 AM »
Rich, as I said, the splash screens are in Mach3/Bitmaps.  It is not a "screen set" in the Mach sense, but a set (i.e. collection) of screens...