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    Semi-automatic tool change

    Hello guys,

    I've recently finally made some proper cable management for my homemade machine and installed home switches for X and Y and a working touch probe.

    I'm not at all familiar with homing and would like to understand if It is possible to make a semi-automatic tool change. Like in the middle of the work I need to change tool and by the same occasion find zeroes on X, Y and on the Z touch the probe to calculate the difference of the tool height and find a proper zero again?

    - machine stops,
    - I change the tool manually,
    - It goes to the corner finding homes,
    - It plunges to the fixed touch probe to rezero
    - program goes on after that

    Like in this video, but in mach3 :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF0GUInieWM

    Thank you so much in advance,

    Have an awesome day,

    Alexandre

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    Re: Semi-automatic tool change

    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

    (Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)

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    Re: Semi-automatic tool change

    Oh thanks man, will check it out!

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    Re: Semi-automatic tool change

    Or i can buy a screenset 2010

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