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Increase number of tools?
« on: January 08, 2008, 05:10:44 PM »
Hello, i have a simple question:

Is it possible to increase the maximum number of tools in Mach3?
Now there are only 255 tools possible, right?

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Marc
Plz excuse my english, I'm german :-D

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Re: Increase number of tools?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2008, 04:22:59 AM »
255 is the number in the Mach 3 documentation
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Re: Increase number of tools?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 04:39:33 AM »
So, is it possible to increase the number of tools?
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Re: Increase number of tools?
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 04:55:20 AM »
I think you would have to ask Art or Brian that question.
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Re: Increase number of tools?
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 05:16:59 AM »
Well, i hoped they would see it here...?

(i thought this is the official Art-Support-Forum, or isn't it?)

So you think i should send an email?
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Re: Increase number of tools?
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008, 07:45:14 AM »
It is the official site, there is also the Yahoo group and I think Art prefers the Yahoo but both of them do check here from time to time. Art is retired or supposed to be ;) so really its Brian thats in charge now but as you can imagine there is a load of work going on with Mach and supported hardware so they are extremely busy.
 You can try an email to them or if I am talking to Brian this evening I will ask for you if you like.

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Re: Increase number of tools?
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008, 09:02:33 AM »
Just talked to Brian, he says 255 is it :(

Just curious what you need so many for?
Hood
Re: Increase number of tools?
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008, 04:45:59 PM »
Because i'm testing SimplyCam right now and i tried to organize all my tools in the tooltable.
I used a certain system like 1xx for drills, 2xx for rough cutters, 3xx for fine cutters (what is the correct english word for rough- and fine-cutters?) and so on.
But no problem...
I'll change that.

The only thing that bugs me is that i'll have to enter the drills extra for each program.

SimplyCam enters the numbers of the tools in the GCode and Mach doesn't understand (or ignore) when the toolchange-command says T360 M06  G43 H360 (for example)
If i delete the T360 and the H360, Mach works fine.

Oh, and thank you for asking Brian :)
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Re: Increase number of tools?
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2008, 05:02:07 PM »
the correct English as far as I know is Rough and  Fine  ;) Maybe Rippers for Rough though.
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Re: Increase number of tools?
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2008, 05:28:33 PM »
Rippers... Sounds nice :)

So I'll call the fine ones "Jacks"  ;D
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