ProbeApp V3: The Ultimate Probe Software for CNC12

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Re: ProbeApp V3: The Ultimate Probe Software for CNC12

Post by swissi »

Greg wrote: Wed Mar 30, 2022 1:14 am First of all thank you for all the work you put into the app and documentation. I use the probing functions every day. I am also using the rack function to make a tilting rack for my 728vt and your work made this possible.

That being said I am still learning I have one question as I start to speed things up I want to remove the extra retract between tools. I assume I should just remove the command from ATC_return_tool but one should be added after manual tool change in Get_Tool. Am I missing any additional Logic? Thanks

It looks like you don't have the latest version of the Rack ATC Module. I made some enhancements to the module and one of them is the option to keep the rack extended between the Tool Return and Tool Load.

Here's a screenshot of the new Configuration Page:

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When the "Keep Rack Extended" option is checked, the Get_tool and Return_Tool are extending the Rack but they do not retract it so you will need to add a Rack Retract Command at the end of the M6 tool change command file mfunc6.mac.

When you use the Tool Load/Unload Buttons in the ProbeApp Tool Library Manager, the first Tool Load or Unload will extend the rack and it will stay extended until you exit the ProbeApp Tool Library Manager with the Exit button.

One more thing I noticed in your video is that you can optimize the tool change by adjusting the parameter "Z Clearance Position above Tool Holder" on the Rack Module Configuration page to the point where the bottom of the spindle has just cleared the top of the tool holder. At the moment you have that point way above the tool holder which slows down the process. The spindle will retract with the configured "Z (un)load Feed Rate" until the spindle reaches the Z Clearance Point and will speed up the Z retract move from that point with a fast jog to the Z tool change position.

Send me an email and I'll send you a link to the latest version of the Rack ATC Module.

-swissi
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If you are using a Touch Probe, Tool Touch Off Device or a Triple Corner Finder Plate, check out my ProbeApp

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Re: ProbeApp V3: The Ultimate Probe Software for CNC12

Post by rnc »

Dear Swissi,

just stumbled across ProbeApp! Really want to try is, probably helps a lot for someone who sucks at writing macros - been struggling for hours now to get it done properly.
But, I don't know where to start with the files on GitHub. Where do i find the ProbeApp-Setup.msi file?

Cheers,

Raph
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Re: ProbeApp V3: The Ultimate Probe Software for CNC12

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You need to email swissi at his address shown at the foot of each his posts on this forum


Well worth using and I wouldn't be without it
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Re: ProbeApp V3: The Ultimate Probe Software for CNC12

Post by rnc »

Nigelo wrote: Tue May 03, 2022 12:07 pm You need to email swissi at his address shown at the foot of each his posts on this forum


Well worth using and I wouldn't be without it
Aye! Thanks for the info.
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Re: ProbeApp V3: The Ultimate Probe Software for CNC12

Post by kilo7 »

Hi All,
How will the probe app work with the Mill Digitizing software. I have both but have not installed the Probe App.
A job worth doing “right", is!
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Re: ProbeApp V3: The Ultimate Probe Software for CNC12

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Re: ProbeApp V3: The Ultimate Probe Software for CNC12

Post by tblough »

Swissi's probe app does probing and probe calibration replacing the Centroid probing routines. It does not do digitization so you will still need Centroid's application for that.
Cheers,

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Re: ProbeApp V3: The Ultimate Probe Software for CNC12

Post by mrp192 »

I'm back from the something...... Anyways here my Swissi powered extending ATC rack.

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Re: ProbeApp V3: The Ultimate Probe Software for CNC12

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cool thanks for posting the video!
Need support? READ THIS POST first. http://centroidcncforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1043
All Acorn Documentation is located here: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=3397
Answers to common questions: viewforum.php?f=63
and here viewforum.php?f=61
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