IM HAVING PROBLEMS SETTING UP MY TOOLS. I KNOW IM DOING IT THE HARD WAY. I THINK I CAN USE TEACH OR OFFSET MEASURE TO AUTOMATICALLY CALCULATE MY TOOL POSITION. IM JUST NOT SURE HOW TO GET THERE.
The following is for Fanuc 18-MC, not sure what you have.
You need to have a reference tool (eg zero offset).
1 Use manual operation to move the reference tool until it touches a specified position on the machine (or workpiece - usually your datum face.)
2 Press function key POS several times until the current position display screen with relative coordinates is displayed.
3 Reset the relative coordinate for the Z–axis to 0.
4 Press function key OFFSET SETTING several times until the tool compensation
screen is displayed.
5 Use manual operation to move the tool to be measured until it touches the same specified position. The difference between the length of the reference tool and the tool to be measured is displayed in the relative coordinates on the screen.
6 Move the cursor to the compensation number for the target tool (the cursor can be moved in the same way as for setting tool compensation values).
7 Press the address key Z .
8 Press the soft key [INP.C.]. The Z axis relative coordinate value is input and displayed as an tool length offset value.