Manual tool chang in probe basic

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03 Jun 2021 04:14 #211053 by mhd325ic
I am new to probe basic, please forgive me if I am asking naive questions. My milling machine, which doesn't have a ATC, is controlled by linuxcnc with a probe basic gui. Everything works well, but it won't prompt to change tool. It seems the default behaviour of probe basic is ATC.

How can I configure the probe basic to prompt a manual tool change?
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03 Jun 2021 08:25 #211078 by harindugamlath
Usually probe basic gives the pop up dialog to confirm the tool change. for some reason your ini and hal might have something different. I remember having few lines on tool change. need to have a look on the machine.

I can attach my files if you need. its from my working mill. same as yours without atc.
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03 Jun 2021 11:26 - 03 Jun 2021 12:15 #211087 by mhd325ic
Thanks for offering your configuration. I have been googling an working example setup for linuxcnc and got confused results: some example says a m6 remap will do the trick and the others add iocontrol and hal. It would be a great help to see an example setup in probe_basic.
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04 Jun 2021 23:06 - 04 Jun 2021 23:08 #211180 by BigJohnT
Manual tool change is an hal entry in your main hal file.
# manual tool change
loadusr -W hal_manualtoolchange
net tool-change iocontrol.0.tool-change => hal_manualtoolchange.change
net tool-changed iocontrol.0.tool-changed <= hal_manualtoolchange.changed
net tool-number iocontrol.0.tool-prep-number => hal_manualtoolchange.number
net tool-prepare-loopback iocontrol.0.tool-prepare => iocontrol.0.tool-prepared
]

If you have conflicts in pb you would have to resolve them.

JT
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05 Jun 2021 09:03 #211203 by harindugamlath
BigJohnT has replied you with the proper hal.

here is my hal file if you need to have a look
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07 Jun 2021 15:42 #211425 by mhd325ic
Thank BigJohnT and Harindugamlath! It works if I comment the line of "net tool-prepare-loopback iocontrol.0.tool-prepare => hal_manualtoolchange.tool-prepared". It seems it defined somewhere in probe_basic.

The tool length compensation seems works with presetted value in tooltable. Finally I am ready to make the first CNC milling run!

Appreciated helps from everybody!
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