As a newbie / 2 year Fadal operator on an older machine.. you guys need to remember that Sys 96 and older does not have the same command / menu structure as Sys97 and newer.
That enter next command prompt is not in Sys95 with the 1400-4 cards. OK, well , not on my 1993 VMC15 anyway. However, I did change the system board card to Sys97 and sure enough, there is that 4th screen with enter next command. its also in Sys101.3 which I have too.
Also let me help make it clear about CS. I fought this issue. They are telling you about the TRAVEL with CS ( cold start ) ... If you have 20 inch of travel and you CS at 20 inch ( Z head on the table lets say ) , you cannot go UP but 10 inches. You are not going to make it to the ATC line up CS index mark. You have to except where it stops, and do CS again. Now, you can move to the ATC index mark and stop it there, do CS again.. now you are lined up with the correct position for ATC working correctly. Its the same however with X and Y .. if you have 20 inches of table, and you happen to CS at the far most edge, you are not going to make it to the other side of the table before it just stops jogging.. you have to CS again to fix this at the proper index marks.
I ran a mill with limit switches and it did not have these CS / travel issues. All the parts of the Fadal are very software driven and encoder driven. It has those line up marks so the X Y Z all travel the correct distance you have set in parameters table. I have even over ridden the CS issue with travel by setting the X Y travel to something else in SETP, but this creates other issues if you dont know what to watch for. but it does allow you to work on a part just a bit out of your table area if you really really have to.
Must be careful with how the machine starts and powers off. the menu with number 4 home axis, number 2 power off home axis is the most important at the end of the day so the start of the day is easy.
The system upon startup will ask you if you want to return to the last 0 , 0 , 0 position. If you do not know what this position was, do not use it. If the CS is not been correct, it will drive the table to axis overload if it is out the parameters. On Sys95 it does not TELL how far it is going to move from CS to this 0 , 0 , 0 location. Sys 96 and above is nice enough to tell you how far it is going to move from CS to what the last Zero location was. Watch out for this.