What does set position do?

The user manual does not go into detail of this function. So just where, when & how do I use this?

I used this function last night when my machine lost its home position after a Z probe failed and caused an E-stop. I had already marked drill holes positions with a V-bit and had mounted an endmill to cut the parts out when this happened. I didn’t want to throw the wood away so I went into the V-Carve file and looked up the X and Y coordinates of one of the holes, replaced the V-bit and manually jogged the machine to that hole, centered the V-bit in the hole and then used the Set Position function to set the X/Y position to what V-Carve had told me. I then replaced the end mill, did the Z probe again and successfully cut out the parts.



Thanks Martin for that outstanding explanation. That helped a lot.