I have been testing the Z Axis moves with my Aeon laser and have found a bug. This has also been confirmed by a friend who has a Thunder laser and sees the same problem so it’s not specific to my laser or my brand. I’d have to find out which Ruida controller each uses. My test file is attached.
I’m getting the “no enough extend space” error when it goes to move the bed for a fill. This only happens with fills and it seems to only happen with a file that contains more than one fill in it and where those fills are colocated (one after the other). This file contains 2 scores (each a different Z axis) and 2 fills (each a different Z axis) and a cut. Depending on the order they are in depends on whether the job runs to completion or it fails at one of the fills. I’ve tested this for the past 3 days with various scenarios and if I send the fills over on their own (selected area) it works. So I can break the file up into pieces and it will work. But more than one fill with a Z axis change colocated fails. My guess is it’s trying to calculate the next move and has some math error. Or there’s some setting that needs to be changed.
S1 = score (line); Z axis 0
S2 = score (line), Z axis -1
E1 = engrave (fill); Z axis -3
E2 = engrave (fill); Z axis -1
C = cut (line); Z axis 0
S1, S2, E1, E2, C = fails at end of S2
S2, E1, S2, E2, C = fails at end of S1
E1, S2, E2, S1, C = works
E2, E2, S2, S1, C = fails at the beginning
E2, E1, S2, S1, C = fails at the beginning
E2 or E1 alone works
I’m hoping this information will help find what the problem is and a solution can be found. I’m coming to this from a Glowforge, where the focus is adjusted within the print head (the lens floats inside it using magnets). So it has a fixed bed. I use the focus height adjustment quite a bit in the things I create so finding that I could get LB to change the Z Axis in a file was a godsend. But I need to get it work with multiple fills after each other in a file.
Thanks - Cathe
LB_ZAxis_test.lbrn (24.6 KB)