I've looked high and low in the Heidenhain manuals for a way to set a parameter with a string value. My objective is to load a tool by name. Customer wants to use tool zero to trigger a manual tool change so there could be any number of tool zeroes. I tried to use $mom_tool_name in quotes instead of tool number with TOOL CALL but the name is ignored. With Fanuc sontrols, I use DPRNT to pass the tool name to CSE. I tried things like FN 0: Q1000=\"$mom_tool_name\" but the CSE won't parse it. Can I achieve this with a different FN# or Q#?
Any help would be appreciated. Last touch on my KIM project
Thanks Thomas. I tried passing this to CSE and got an error:
FN0: QS1002= \"$mom_tool_name\"
The error says "The left side of an assignment is not defined". I think I need to find a Heidenhain manual with more info on FN# and Q parameters. I've been all over the web and found none yet.