Ger21 (Gerry) did not quite tell you the whole story. He is being modest.
IF you are running Mach3 he has a "screenset" that will allow you to run either single tool jobs or multiple tool jobs without having to run separate files and mess around manually zeroing to a plate each time. Even though I do not use it very often because of the kind of work I do when I have it works really, REALLY well.
In addition his "screenset" for Mach3 makes life way simpler on the machine. Even though I really like Mach3, IMHO the standard interface leaves a whole lot to be desired. Gerry has fixed that. Not sure what he is charging now, but when I bought it the cost was $20. I have saved way more than that on aspirin alone.
And no, Gerry does not pay me a commission.
Edit: One of the things I like about Ger21's method is that the reference plate can be positioned anywhere on table. When I have used it I put the block pretty close to where I am cutting so the machine is not running all over the place for each tool change.
Here is a screenshot of his "screenset 2010":
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