I've looked through all of the menus that I can find but there doesn't seem to be a place to turn on the coolant except for using the Machine Control events; those don't seem to be handled by the post processor coolant routines because the M8 commands come out in the wrong places.
Also, is there a way to force a tool change besides Machine Control events? The post is not aware of those so I don't get the gohome nor the subsequent spindle start.
Thanks in advance
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The output is controlled by the Post. Do you have Post Builder?
Have you tried using the "Markers" in the machine control events such as the Approach or From markers? You may be able to control the output of the coolant commands this way. By adding the marker and then the coolant command.
If this works you could create template operations and you will not need to add the coolant codes again. You can also attach User Defied Events ( Coolant on/off etc.) to the tool.
As far as forcing the tool change without using a Machine Control event you can have a duplicate tool and this should output a tool change.