im never notified when to change bits. sometimes the machine just stops cutting but i cant move z up to change bits this is frustrating
This happened to me, too. Here’s the thread - I think.
The steps worked like a charm.
Usually you have not picked the correct post processor. Be sure you picked Shapeoko and/or Nomad. Generic or gbrl gcode will not prompt for changing bits. If you do not have a BitSetter you cannot do advanced vcarve. If you do not have BitSetter there is an off site tool to split the job into multiple toolpaths. The user fenrus has a link to utility in forum.
On advanced vcarve with pocketing enabled if the end mill is too large for the pocket that step is skipped.
no i do not have a bit setter
where do i find this post processor
If you want to run one job with many tools, and be prompted for changes, you need a BitSetter. It’s required to calculate the changes in the length of the tool so the Z zero-point can be automatically adjusted.
Your current options are to write a file for each tool. Then you need to load and run each file sequentially and manually set the zero each time.
When you open CC, click Edit… (upper left in toolbar if I remember right)Then Post Processor… then Shapeoko.
If you do not have a BitSetter you will need to write out separate files as noted at:
so ihave to keep starting over with every toolpath
For each different tool, correct.
It is having multiple tools in a single file which the BitSetter enables.
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