Changing pens mid drawing

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    Is there any way to include a ‘pause’ in the GCode. I’m drawing quite complex images and want to change over the pen color at a certain point. Watching the progress and manually pressing pause isn’t going to do it.

    Sorry if this is a double post, but my original didn’t come through. Patrick

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    insert

    M06 Tx;

    where x is a whole number (1,2,3,4,5, 603, etc) at the line where you want the machine to pause.
    You could also try

    G00 Z90; // lift pen
    M06 Tx;
    G00 Z0; // lower pen

    If I’ve got that the right way around. it might be z0 for lift and z90 for lower on your machine.

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