Has anyone written a thread repair macro that will align the machine to an existing thread? I know some machines have a canned thread repair cycle you can run to repair damaged threads. The one that I have used had you enter the thread information, manually jog the tool to the start of the thread, move the tool to the end of the thread and finally position the tool in the thread groove.
On my 8L I have just been entering the thread information into pathpilot, start the threading cycle with the material not in the machine, stop the machine mid-cycle, then I put the material in the collet or chuck, manually align the thread to the tool, tighten chuck or collet and finally restart the threading cycle. Usually works but I would like something more accurate. Small threads are harder to get right, especially if they are tight tolerance.