I’ve run into this situation several times where I’ve wanted to add a pause between steps to allow me to check what’s done before continuing. Is that possible? I can hit the pause button if I’m standing right there but sometimes I’m not fast enough. Adding a false cut with a different bit works too but then it’s two extra trips to the bitsetter. Same if I end the cut and run a second script- gotta reinitialize and bitsetter.
Not sure if the code allows it, but if it could be added as a toolpath step, I’d find that handy.
Regular pause (clicking the button) does the same thing. Router is still there. That’s exactly how I’d expect it to work. I just want the ability to program in the pause and not have to wait there to click at the exact right time. From what Michael is saying, the command already exists, so why not have it as a selectable toolpath?
Yes…but doesn’t this put more requirement on the need to generate and edit GCODE, which is already a pretty sensitive topic here? Sounds like there’s a way in the GCODE language to program a break…so having it interface right into the toolpath dialog - and behave like any other Toolpath (move, enable/disable, etc.) - would be a boon.
@ProfessorEcks My only question is whether you’d expect the pause to happen during the simulation. I suppose it could pause the simulation (with the message) and then allow you to continue it. That would be pretty cool.