So I've been following this gem and its a toss up between a Pathpilot hack (linuxcnc) or this to replace Mach3 on a small 3 axis mill. I'm not a Linux guy in any way so i would be cutting my teeth on linux and linuxcnc let alone the pathpilot hack. So i think this DDCS is an awesome option I was also looking at the 4-4-XXXX the 50khz one. So my question is when the Gcode comes to a tool change what happens? In order to do a tool change you must just make separate gcodes ( not sure how to do this with rest option machining) and just keep X and Y g54 and zero Z? Thanks for any info.
The controller do not support tool change, so the best thing to do is to generate separate path of the same job for different tools, or you can add some simple code to your G-code to stop the machine at some point, rise up the Z axis, change the tool, do the Tool Zero and start again, is very easy, or you can jog the axis and change the tool manually, the set the Z zero again as much as you like, the start again with the new G-code.
JUST REMEMBER, do not zero the X-Y axis when you change program keep the current coordinate system, just do the tool zero, all works like a charm for me.
Hope thai what i say is clear....
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