I have a Bitsetter and Bitzero. I used to, on the pervious version, initialize the machine, put in my zeroing bit then it would take it to the Bitsetter. Then I jogged it over to my Bitzero and got the zero for my piece. I then would click run job, chose my job, then it would instruct me to insert the bit I chose for the job which then would take to the Bitsetter to get correct height.
Now after initializtion and Bitsetter procedure, when I jog over to the Bitzero it asks me if I want to insert a new bit, but I can’t because I cannot zero with a Vee bit. So when I jog with the same zeroing bit, it will zero on the Bitzero, then will not instruct me to insert the correct bit, but instead immediately start the job.
Sounds like you are doing the procedure correctly. Just check your post processor since you upgraded to a new version of CM. When you upgrade CM you need to send the configuration to the machine. Not only does this configure your machine it also configures CM for your machine.
Well, actually now it just busted my 1/8 endmill because it decided to plummet through my piece. You are correct that was the issue with the post processor. But no idea why when the job started it plummeted. Since the job was just initialized I shouldn’t have to select new tool.
Was there an odd sound? Usually the cause of an excessive plunge is a disconnect in how the origin is set in the file and where it is set relative to the stock. Other possibilities are changing a tool w/o using the BitSetter and Carbide Motion tool chnage prompts, excessive retract height. Sometimes it’s a mechanical or wiring issue.
I didn’t notice an odd sound. It seemed to be performing as normal. Retract height I believe is .75 and I don’t see how the wiring would be messed up because all of this started happening when I got a new laptop and downloaded the updated version of create and motion
I am securing this piece with double sided tape. I initialize the machine, insert Bitsetter bit, machine brings to Bitsetter, I jog to the Bitzero, run job, chose my job, then hit start. Tells me to insert bit (in this case 1/8 endmill) then goes back to bit setter. Job started and plummeted through my stock
So i am currently trying again. I just initialized and inserted my probing bit. It went to the Bitsetter, now i want to jog it over to the bitzero. But a popup comes up "If you have loaded a tool without pressing “Load Tool” this is necesary to make sure the zero is set correctly. If you are not sure press “yes”
So do I click yes or no when that prompt comes up? When I click no is when it lets me Jog over to the bitzero. Then it does that process as normal. i click Run job and chose the job then it tells me to insert my endmill. Then it goes to the Bitsetter and starts as normal but plummets. So either way clicking Yes or No neither work
The problem seems to be that you are losing Z-axis height when you measure the tool — presumably on the rapid up — please capture this on a video and send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org along w/ photos of your Z-axis motor wiring, including the wiring extension connectors, including at the controller.