So UGSPlatform does not support tool changes… OK. I’ve been using Fusion 360 because I can do everything except send G-Code to the longmill right from within 360 …
What it lets me do is either process the g-code for all my operations into one file, ~or~ export each operation individually (great!) What it does do though is throw a tool change command into the g-code anyway - so far I’ve been just commenting that out or deleting it. If you don’t the longmill will just stop, UGS will throw a warning - that you can just ignore.
I was wondering if you can basically trick UGS into a tool change, i.e. manually add some code (replacing the fusion tool change command) that tells the longmill to say move to X0,Y0,Z1 (or some arbitrary position) and both:
- dwell or wait for further input (stop moving while I change the tool)
- still allow use of the jog controls *
- as it stands, when UGS hits that tool change command the jog controls are not available so you can’t actually change the tool.