CNCDaveToo likes to have a text file created with the new tool numbers and the tool description. He sent me a function that writes the text file. I've added that code to the Tool Renumber gadget, and the dialog box now has a checkbox that you can check if you want to write this file. You can also get the tool number info if you create a job sheet, but this is a little more convenient.
I also fixed a bug where the gadget always thought tool numbers had been changed, even if they hadn't.
Seeing I don't really care about tool numbers, I've modified my toolchange (FTC) posts to prompt me with the bit description and tool path name. My toolchange posts now have the following in the HEADER and TOOLCHANGE sections:
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" M5 SPINDLE OFF"
" G53 Z0 LIFT Z TO TOP"
" G53 x24 Y8"
"  REMOVE DUST BOOT AND"
"  CHANGE TO '[TOOLNAME]' BIT"
"  FOR TOOLPATH '[TOOLPATH_NAME]'"
" THEN PRESS ENTER "
"  [TOOLPATH_NAME] "
" T[T]  GET TOOL [TOOLNAME] "
You may be able to do something similar in your posts.