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Configuration Question.
« on: February 21, 2019, 02:43:46 PM »
Is there a way to tell Mach3 to return to the center of the Cutting area and rise up a few inches after the program completion. The tool is in the way of changing the workpiece and  I'd rather not change my Zero location to the center.

Re: Configuration Question.
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 04:19:22 PM »
Hi,
there is no one setting that will do as you want.

A tool change is initiated in Gcode with an M6 call. You can program M6 to be as you require. In fact the M6 process
can be broken into two parts, M6Start.mls and M6End.mls.

The M6Start macro you can program to go to any convenient location for the actual tool change and then the M6End macro
will return the machine to the original location (or even new location) to resume machining.

If you do not want to write your own macros you might try looking at the 'SafeZ' settings (Config/Safe Z Setup...). It will
retract the Z axis to a suitable (programmable) height but it wont move in X and Y.

Craig
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