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    Default PathPilot Software Update – v2.2.0

    PathPilot Software Update – v2.2.0

    Please see SB0046 for install instructions and software revision information.
    NOTE: IF YOUR CONTROLLER IS RUNNING PATHPILOT V1.X, YOU MUST FIRST PURCHASE A PATHPILOT V2.0 USB DRIVE PN 38249 TO UPGRADE TO PATHPILOT V2.0 OR GREATER.

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    Default Re: PathPilot Software Update – v2.2.0

    what is the point of this ?

    " In addition to Z offsets, G43 now applies X and Y offsets. (PP-2402) "



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    Default Re: PathPilot Software Update – v2.2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by metalmayhem View Post
    what is the point of this ?

    " In addition to Z offsets, G43 now applies X and Y offsets. (PP-2402) "
    Probably so it will retrieve gang tooling Y locations when using RapidTurn without having to modify your post code. There is a thread going in the regular Tormach forum about it.



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    Default Re: PathPilot Software Update – v2.2.0

    I requested this change so a few words of explanation: I have an auxiliary water cooled 24K RPM spindle mounted beside the main Tormach spindle. With this update the tool table magically accounts for the x/y offset between the main and auxiliary spindles. There is no need to edit the gcode to use both spindles in the same job!



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    Default Re: PathPilot Software Update – v2.2.0

    I like the tool table filters and feed override slider that goes to 200% will be handy at times



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    Default Re: PathPilot Software Update – v2.2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by kstrauss View Post
    I requested this change so a few words of explanation: I have an auxiliary water cooled 24K RPM spindle mounted beside the main Tormach spindle. With this update the tool table magically accounts for the x/y offset between the main and auxiliary spindles. There is no need to edit the gcode to use both spindles in the same job!
    I'm confused because all I've ever known g43 for tool height calls . how does this work with the x and y and where would their values be placed



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    Default Re: PathPilot Software Update – v2.2.0

    All offsets (x,y,z) have always been maintained in the tool table but only the z-offset was applied with g43. There is no UI to set x and y offset so you will have to use g10 to do so. For my application x and y are unchanged between the various tools used in my auxiliary spindle.



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    Default Re: PathPilot Software Update – v2.2.0

    There is now version 2.2.1 released. The only mention in the release notes of changes from 2.2.0 is: "We fixed an issue introduced in PathPilot v2.2.0 where, during some ATC tool changes, the feed rate and spindle speed override
    sliders were disabled (so that the sliders no longer had any effect). (PP-2471)"



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    Default Re: PathPilot Software Update – v2.2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by kstrauss View Post
    All offsets (x,y,z) have always been maintained in the tool table but only the z-offset was applied with g43. There is no UI to set x and y offset so you will have to use g10 to do so. For my application x and y are unchanged between the various tools used in my auxiliary spindle.
    Based on some private emails I should have explained at bit further!
    Assume that your auxiliary spindle is offset from the main spindle by 4 inches in X and 1 inch in Y and you want to use tool 69 in the auxiliary spindle. Enter this in the MDI "G10 L1 P69 X4 Y1" Set the Z-offset normally using your ETS. Changing to tool 69 (T69M6G43 or G43H69) will then magically apply the right offset to position your auxiliary spindle at the current x/y position of the main spindle. Changing to a tool without an X/Y offset restores things to normal positioning.



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    Default Re: PathPilot Software Update – v2.2.0

    I'd feel safer throwing in a g52 for something like that



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    Default Re: PathPilot Software Update – v2.2.0

    I'm unsure of your concerns. Could you please explain?

    Applying the X&Y offsets is no different from the Z-offset that we use with every tool change. Also, the additional offsets are almost always used in lathe work. In my experience using X&Y offsets is only a potential issue because they are not displayed on the offsets tab and that possible problem is not obviated by using G52. In fact, since G52/G92 are potentially persistent across reboots I think that they are extremely dangerous and avoid them unless essential. I've also been bitten even in a single session when I aborted a run and left the G92 active. Obviously each program's safety preamble should disable G92 but I sometimes forget when hand coding a quick task.



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    Default Re: PathPilot Software Update – v2.2.0

    To each his own I'm not knocking it but I'd never use such a thing
    I never use g92 , but I've been using g52 shifts and sub routines for 30yrs and never had a problem with them . My concern is the "magical" but hidden thing , and the modification of a standard G code for more than it is intended for . I can add a g52 to a program and I can physically see it is there and active , for me thats the safety net



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