Best way to export with multiple tools?

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sportrider12584
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Best way to export with multiple tools?

Post by sportrider12584 » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:48 am

I created a design for a friend which uses the 1/8" single-flute bit for the cutting but will use a 60 degree V-tip 0.2mm bit for engravings. Whats' the best way to export these? Should I export all the paths with the 1/8" bit at one .nc file then the second set with the engraving bit as a second .nc file? Also what's the best way to reset the machine after a bit change? Thanks.
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Re: Best way to export with multiple tools?

Post by selektha » Sat Apr 19, 2014 7:48 am

1. you should do two .nc file, one for the v-carving and one for the straight bit.

2. Best way to zero the machine is with limit switches that you can use for homing the machine.

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Re: Best way to export with multiple tools?

Post by WillAdams » Sat Apr 19, 2014 11:01 am

One way to zero w/o switches is to use a corner block: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... =20#p17070
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Re: Best way to export with multiple tools?

Post by cvoinescu » Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:08 pm

WillAdams wrote:One way to zero w/o switches is to use a corner block: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2165&start=20#p17070
Yes, but that requires probing, which is, arguably, a more advanced feature than limit switches -- and it's not supported in GRBL yet.
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