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Lathe homing with more than one tool
« on: October 02, 2008, 05:59:34 AM »
Hello. This is probably a very simple question that any lathe user can answer.
I have read and watch the tutorial but no luck.

Set up: Lathe with homing switch on the X axis. Toolholder with 8 tools.

When I press the set home, everthing works fine, it hits the homing switch and set the X=0 in the machine coords (as defined). Ok.
But I would also want that the program coordinates to change, in respect to any tool currently in use.
All tools have there on offsets defined in the tool offset window and are good in respect to the master tool.

What I am doing now, that is not good, is only to homing with tool nÂș1(master tool), then I push another button that sets an offset in the program coords. I can't do with another tool because the offsets are different.

It should be a better way.
Thank you