since the latest update, I’m having nothing but problems.
my work size is 800x400, when I type in coordinates 400x200, it is not centered anymore. it is off by 1-1/4"
I also tried burning a 1/4" test square, and it only burned 2 lines then stopped.
Does your machine have homing switches and homing enabled?
Do you have a workspace offset programmed? (This will often happen if you use other GRBL based software and “set origin” in those)
If you aren’t sure about the workspace offset, type ? in the console and press enter, then type $# and press enter. Each command will return something from your controller. Copy and paste the text your controller replies with here so I can see it.
nothing on my end has changed other than the update. I am using a Grbl based machine. Fox Alien Reizer Mega with 40W module. As stated, 800x400 work surface. before the update, if I sent it to 400x200, it would go absolute center. I have a grid pattern for a common project of mine burnt into my washboard, and can see ho far off center it is from before.
thank you for your reply. much appreciated. I look forward to more.
Do you have your machine configure as an iLaser instead of GRBL?
I’ve seen this about 6 times now, and they all look exactly like this. iLaser is a machine many a Chinese company called MarxMake that used a variant of GRBL that they customized. They made some changes and added some new commands, and this release included those changes. Suddenly a bunch of people running GRBL machines are complaining their software doesn’t work because they picked the iLaser device, instead of GRBL.
Assuming this is what’s happened, click the “Devices” button, double click your laser, change from “iLaser” to “GRBL”, then click “Next” until you’re done.
You shouldn’t have to, no, though the “error reading eeprom” line is weird. It’s possible your machine isn’t writing the changes back to the eeprom, which would suck, because then you would have to re-zero on startup.
You didn’t answer before - does your machine have homing switches?
If it was iLaser, and you changed it to GRBL, you don’t need to do the box thing.
If you still have the offset issue, you can set a macro in the Console window by right-clicking a macro button. Enter the G92 X0 Y0 command in there, and call it “Zero” or something. Then you can just click that button to send the command of the machine is offset.
I had a similar issue with the update. I have an Xtool D1 and when I put the project in a specific place and try to cut,it would do crazy things. I uninstalled it and installed the older version and it works fine.