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Pause for tool change and Z reset
« on: November 06, 2018, 09:15:24 AM »
Iapologize if this has been answered before but I've only found info that partially answers my query:

I'd like to do the following: create 2 or more toolpaths, join them manually and insert between each toolpath code that would allow me to:
1-pause the machine and stop the spindle
2-Change tool
3-press button assigned to Autotool
4-Continue program clicking Cycle Start restarting spindle

Any ideas how to do that?

Thanks a lot! :)
Cheers
Sono
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Re: Pause for tool change and Z reset
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2019, 04:38:40 PM »
Iapologize if this has been answered before but I've only found info that partially answers my query:

I'd like to do the following: create 2 or more toolpaths, join them manually and insert between each toolpath code that would allow me to:
1-pause the machine and stop the spindle
2-Change tool
3-press button assigned to Autotool
4-Continue program clicking Cycle Start restarting spindle

Any ideas how to do that?

Thanks a lot! :)
Cheers
Sono

Sorry for late reply (I was most of the time away from forum)

1. You have to click CONFIG | GENERAL CONFIG and for TOOL CHANGE select
Stop Spindle. Wait for Cycle Start (see attached).
2. In you go code file add a line for tool change
add e.g
N##  T## M6  (Change to tool number ##. Click cycle-start when ready)
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