Flood control per tool

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gr8evo
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Flood control per tool

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Hi, I am using a atc with vacrve pro. I was able to add M8/m9 (flood on/off) to my post P.

My question is is it possible to have the flood on or off for a specific tool number without a specific post P? Reason is I use the ATC and save all my profiles as one.

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Re: Flood control per tool

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Try adding the M8 to the Tool Notes. These are accessible in the post processor.
You can then insert this into your code by editing the post processor.
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Thanks for the response. Is there is certain way to right it, I added M8 in the notes of a tool and it did not seem to add it when saving the tool path.

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Re: Flood control per tool

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You have to modify the post processor to output the tool note in the correct place. It's not a standard feature. There is a guide to editing post processors on the VCarve help menu.

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Re: Flood control per tool

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Another option would be to edit your ATC macros so that the M8 is added at the end of the tool change. One possibility is to have a second set of tools that have flood control in their tool change macro. So if you have a 10 position tool changer, you could have tools 1-10 with no flood, and tools 11-20 with flood. Tool 11-20 would be the same position and Z offset as tools 1-10 (same tools in same position), but if you want tool 1 with flood, just select tool 11 in v-carve.
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