I use homing alot after at least every burn but always have to reset my z is there a way that it only moves the x and y?
You can’t do this with a run-time configuration setting. This is something that needs to be configured at compile-time of the firmware. So you would need either a pre-built custom firmware or compile your own that excludes Z homing.
Alternatively, is there a reason why you need to home specifically? Some possible workarounds:
- Set “Return to Finish Position” in Device Settings to a more appropriate location for what you need.
- Use “Set Origin” in Move window and then use “Go to Origin” in Laser window to move to a set arbitrary user origin location.
- Save a Position in Move window and then hit “Go” to move to that location
- Setup a Macro in Console window to go to an arbitrary location. Something like but specific to your needs:
G0 X0 Y0 Z5
Hi mate thanks for the great help i have set it up in the move section to the middle of my board but when i try to set it in macro for the z it says this
G-code motion target exceeds machine travel. Machine position safely retained. Alarm may be unlocked. (Right-click the ‘Devices’ button to reset the
I was just guessing on the coordinates. This would need to be setup for your specific situation. Perhaps try swapping Z direction.
G0 X0 Y0 Z-5
Or don’t move Z at all if not necessary
G0 X0 Y0