On an Ultimax 3 control. Most of what I've done up to now has been one offs and small batch runs. However, im starting to get some orders repeated, say another 100 off three months down the line. Here's my problem.
Suppose I have to do a job for someone where there are 4 parts to an order with 2 ops for each part. That's 8 different programs. But all 8 programs use only 10 different tools between them. What I want to do is set all the tools up to one common datum i.e. the bed and then use a Z offset in the part setup of each program. This way I can have all the parts on jigs dowelled to a permanent base plate on the bed so that it's all plug and play, saving a lot of time. Kind of like a pallet system I guess.
I've noticed when I call up a program the tool setup with that program will override the tool setup that's in the memory. So with it like this I would have to reset the tools for each op when I change the program. Very time consuming.
How can I do this.