possible to have two configurations for one machine?

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10 Oct 2019 08:23 #147619 by travis036
Just a low priority question for a future idea.

as i am still working on finishing my CNC router, i had a thought. if i was to mount a strong cutting/burning laser onto my spindle/router, would it be possible to setup two configurations, depending on if my task requires the spindle for milling, or the laser for burning and engraving? i don't plan on burning raster images. most likely just burning line drawings onto wood.

~Travis

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10 Oct 2019 09:25 #147622 by tommylight
Yes, you can have as many configs as you like.

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10 Oct 2019 12:57 #147638 by pl7i92
infact it is most comen to got special configs for one mashine
most likly for hotwire
XY
XYZ
XYUV
XYB
XYA

al the same mashine only one Axis motor is moving around along or under

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18 Oct 2019 12:55 #148190 by andypugh
I used to have a combined lathe/mill. The config folder contained two INI files to configure the axes appropriately for each use.

My current milling machine has a horizontal axis. I have a second INI file for when I want to use that as a Z (for when using CAM, mainly) and a third INI file that configures the machine as a gear hobber.

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18 Oct 2019 12:57 #148191 by andypugh
I forgot to make my main point....

In all configs most of the HAL files are common, as is the tool table. Only the differences are split out into separate smaller HAL files.

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