Tool Change on Startup


(Bruce) #1

I am running a repeated program, so its just remove the milled part, and insert new blank part.
When i run the program it immediately homes the tool, then asks for tool change.

This is quite annoying as it wastes time and i now have to wait 30 seconds before i can continue with other stuff so i can confirm the tool change.

I am using Fusion 360. When the program ask for the tool changes it says ‘Tool change requited. Insert tool 1’.

Question : Am i doing something wrong or is this fixed default behavior. Why can Tool 1 not be the default tool so it just measure it and start cutting straight from there ?


(William Adams) #2

The problem is, Carbide Motion is paranoid/pessimistic about the length of the tool — it remeasures each and every time after it has ceased to have control over the machine.

I believe that even removing the tool change line in the file won’t prevent this (though it might reduce the measurements by one).

You could use a 3rd party tool instead, list at: https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Communication_/_Control or https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Commercial_Software#Communication.2FControl.2FG-Code_Interpreter


(Bruce) #3

Thanks. I will check the file and see if i can delete that line.


(mikep) #4

If you select “minimize tool changes” the f360 post won’t insert it.


(system) #5

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