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additional offsets/fixtures
« on: February 16, 2019, 06:46:37 AM »
I am trying to add additional offsets/fixtures. As it is there are only 6 available..G54 to G59. How do I add additional offsets/fixtures?
Re: additional offsets/fixtures
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2019, 08:12:16 AM »
G54-G59 and G59 P1-254 Work Offsets

To select work offset #1, program G54, and similarly for the first six offsets. The system-number-G-code pairs are: (1-G54), (2-G55), (3-G56), (4-G57), (5-G58), (6-G59)

To access any of the 254 work offsets (1 - 254) program G59 P~ where the P word gives the required offset number. Thus G59 P5 is identical in effect to G58.

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Re: additional offsets/fixtures
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2019, 08:17:06 AM »
Re: additional offsets/fixtures
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2019, 08:41:44 AM »
Thanks for the replies. yes, overloaded, I believe that is the answer I need. But I am a bit confused..what do you mean by "To access any of the 254 work offsets (1 - 254) program G59 P~ where the P word gives the required offset number." ? What do you mean by program the G59p?
Re: additional offsets/fixtures
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2019, 08:50:36 AM »
https://www.machsupport.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Mach4%20Mill%20GCode%20Manual.pdf

There are an additional 100 fixtures, G54.1 Pxx
 So in the gcode, I should add .1 P1  to G54 if I want to add an additional fixture? Then if I want another additional fixture, I could gcode it like this..G54.1 P2 and so on? In other words, I simply add .1 to G54 and any number up to 100 after P?
Re: additional offsets/fixtures
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2019, 08:57:06 AM »
Mach 3 and 4 appear to be different.
Which are you using ?
Mach3 says to program G59 P********* for a fixture offset up to 254.
Mach4 is different.
Re: additional offsets/fixtures
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 09:04:11 AM »
here from the M4 manual
Re: additional offsets/fixtures
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2019, 09:13:23 AM »
Thanks Overloaded. I got it worked out! Adding P and any number worked like a charm. Thanks once again everyone!!