Toolpath pause between operations

Why is there not an “insert pause” between operations to facilitate tool bit changes? This would eliminate creating and keeping up with multiple g-code files. Seems like it would be a simple program update.

Because in addition to a pause, there needs to be a way to let the user re-zero (since the new tool is not the same length as the previous one). So “just” adding a pause would not work.
What you describe (multiple toolpaths in a single file) is exactly what happens when you have the BitSetter installed and enabled in the machine configuration : Carbide Motion will pause the program, prompt you to change the bit, then proceed to measure the new length using the BitSetter, and continue the job.

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Cool. Perfectly addresses the issue. Thanks so much!

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