Forgive my ignorance, but I'm very new to using a CNC mill.
Can someone tell me the proper way to set up tool offsets manually on a VM1, without using the probe because the part is too tall. For example, we're using 3 tools on this process, and endmill, and two drills.
My thought is that to set the part zero, you use the first tool in the part setup and set the z offset in part setup to zero (by touching off on the part), and then in the tool setup page, change the offset for that tool to zero (which should match with the part zero). For the next tool, you shouldn't touch the part setup, only the tool setup, and set the offset to zero only in the tool setup page. Then do the same for the third tool.
Is that right, or am I way off?
EDIT: I guess we need to use the part probe to the right of the table, which makes sense. But the question is still valid should the situation arise that we wouldn't have the ability to use that probe. Again, I'm not talking about the plastic probe for setting part zero, I'm talking about the tool probe that's on the table.