Skips over M6

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Skips over M6

Postby Gene8522 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:13 pm

Sometimes UCCNC (2017 Screenset V. 1.2048) will ignore an M6 tool change. This dosen't happen with every M6, most of the time it will do an M6, then next tool change it will ignore the M6 and just keep running. I have even tried to rewind the code and do a "Run from here" But the same thing will happen. Here is an example of a line code "N23130T101M6". Needless to say if I'm not watching the code run at a tool change and UCCNC skips an M6 the project will be ruined! Not GOOD! This destroys my confidence to be able to walk away while the CNC running and attend to other things.
Next Problem: When I do an "Run From here" the pop-up window "Initial movement preparation" is cut off at the bottom. How can I open the window up some at the bottom?
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Re: Skips over M6

Postby cncdrive » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:16 pm

I have one idea is that your already have that tool number selected and the M6 macro makes the skipping then?
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Re: Skips over M6

Postby cncdrive » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:18 pm

You mean the Window opens on the Windows system tray?
If I recall it is a Windows bug in Windows XP. Are you using XP?
Currently I don't remember the solution other than using Windows 7 or newer, but will try to look it up, hopefully I have it noted somewhere in my notes...
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Re: Skips over M6

Postby Gene8522 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:37 pm

cncdrive wrote:I have one idea is that your already have that tool number selected and the M6 macro makes the skipping then?


Nope different T-number. I've checked this before.
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Re: Skips over M6

Postby ger21 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:38 pm

Make sure that you set UCCNC to Automatic Tool Change.
And as CNC Drive said, if the new tool # is the same as the current tool #, it will skip the tool change. If this happens, it puts a message in the status window to let you know.
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Re: Skips over M6

Postby Gene8522 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:39 pm

cncdrive wrote:You mean the Window opens on the Windows system tray?
If I recall it is a Windows bug in Windows XP. Are you using XP?
Currently I don't remember the solution other than using Windows 7 or newer, but will try to look it up, hopefully I have it noted somewhere in my notes...

Using Window10
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Re: Skips over M6

Postby Gene8522 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:42 pm

ger21 wrote:Make sure that you set UCCNC to Automatic Tool Change.
And as CNC Drive said, if the new tool # is the same as the current tool #, it will skip the tool change. If this happens, it puts a message in the status window to let you know.


Hi Gerry,
I'm sure Auto Tool Change is on. And I'm sure the tool numbers are not the same.
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Re: Skips over M6

Postby cncdrive » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:43 pm

Hmm, I've never seen that. That window is modal which has to force Windows to show it over the top of the UCCNC main window, if it does not happen like that then it is somekind of Windows problem.
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Re: Skips over M6

Postby Gene8522 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:47 pm

Gene8522 wrote:
ger21 wrote:Make sure that you set UCCNC to Automatic Tool Change.
And as CNC Drive said, if the new tool # is the same as the current tool #, it will skip the tool change. If this happens, it puts a message in the status window to let you know.


Hi Gerry,
I'm sure Auto Tool Change is on. And I'm sure the tool numbers are not the same.


Here are the first few lines of the code. Note tool the two tools V-bit & End mill.
(Toolpaths used in this file:)
(text V-Carve 1)
(Chamfer Profile 1)
(Outside Profile 1)
(Tools used in this file: )
(20 = V-Bit {90 deg 1.25"})
(101 = End Mill {0.25 inch})
N130G00G20G17G90G40G49G80
N140G70G91.1
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Re: Skips over M6

Postby ger21 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:49 pm

Are there any messages in the status window when it skips it?
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