I “hacked” a change to my Fusion 360 post-processor, to automatically put a pause after tool change:
M0 (MSG, Wait for Spindle!)
This matches the experience with V-Carve. I see someone else created a version that puts in a delay - I like the manual intervention that this provides. I got tired of hand-editing all the gcode files to put a pause in, so updated the post-processor to do it for me!
There are 2 places in the post-processor where the spindle is started, search for “writeBlock(sOutput.format(spindleSpeed”
Put this line of code in immediately following the line above:
writeBlock(“M0 (MSG, Wait for Spindle)”);
Here’s my modified .cps file. All my changes are marked by a //MDH comment:
onefinity.cps (52.7 KB)
Create a backup first! And please test - this works for me, but your experience may be different.