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Offline josh

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please help
« on: July 13, 2008, 02:41:00 AM »
hellow to all this is my first post thats because i just join, well here it goes i receantlly started working with mach 3 and i have a problem that i think it has been asked a thousand times but i just cant get to get it .can some one please explain the steps i have to follow to get it right, my problem is once I downloaded the G-code  program into mach 3 and everything seems to run fine on the simulator  but the only thing that does not do is change the tool display in the DRO so it is always reading the same tool. even on the MDI screen when i input ( m6 t? )it does nothing. is there somekind of seeting where i have to changge so it can do the tool change ??? ??? ??? ???

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Re: please help
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2008, 03:22:43 AM »
Mach 3 needs to know what you want it to do at a tool change.

1. - It can ignore it
2. - It can stop and wait for you to change the tool manually
3. - It can follow some local code and run an automatic tool changer.

If you look on Config/General Config - in the top left hand corner you will see the choices. You probably have "Ignore it" ticked if nothing is happening. If you change this to "Stop and wait - " then the machine will do just that, it stops. It will change the tool number to whatever tool you have selected in M6 T? (and will select offsets for that tool if the tool table is completed) and then wait for you to click cycle start again.

You can expand this by writing your own macro to use with M6 so that the machine might move to a specific location for the tool change and then return afterwards etc. - see the Tutorials on "Scripting"
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Re: please help
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2008, 03:26:56 AM »
Is this Mach3Mill or Turn that you are using? If Turn tools are called by TXXYY where XX is the tool number and YY is the offset number. If it is Mill you are using then it sounds like maybe your M6 macro is corrupt. Have a look in C:\Mach3\Macros\Mach3Mill and make sure that the M6.m1s has the following in it.
  tool = GetSelectedTool()
  SetCurrentTool( tool )


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Re: please help
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008, 01:56:19 PM »
thank you
yes mysetting was checked on the ignored. so i just unchecked it and checked the other one and now it works.
its funny how something so small can drive people crazy.
thanks again
Re: please help
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2012, 05:23:56 AM »
I need Machturn to stop at m6 and start again after cyclestart ( just for the interruptiion no actual toolchange ) but it doesnt.

If unchecked the ignore-setting. and seem to lack the file M6.M1s  is there anywhere i can download this file?  (i am not much of a scriptwriter myself)


Thanks
Mark

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Re: please help
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2012, 04:55:28 AM »
You wont have M6, but you should have M6Start.m1s and M6End.m1s.
Is it a lathe or mill profile you are using?
Hood
Re: please help
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2012, 05:32:04 AM »
Hi Hood, thanks for the reply

I am using Turn and Yes i have M6Start.m1s and M6End.m1s


Mark
Re: please help
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2012, 04:26:58 AM »
Nobody ?

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Re: please help
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2012, 05:54:43 AM »
Sorry missed your reply.
Can you attach your xml please and I will have a look.
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Re: please help
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2012, 05:57:40 AM »
BTW how are you calling the tool?
Turn does not use M6, it uses TXXYY format so T0101 would be tool 1 offset 1

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