In Lightburn look at the Machine Settings option under the Edit menu. You should see the settings listed. Down around $130 you should see your settings but they will be in mm, not inches. Example, if you currently are seeing 2.5" in the X axis then you might see $130=63.5 which is ( 2.5 * 25.4 ). You will want to put the metric number for 6" in $130 and metric number for 10" in $131
Once that is done and saved, go back to your Device definition and see that you have also set the correct work area size there.
The proper solution would have been for you to have saved your previous configuration, so you can restore it to this controller. That stuff was all figured out for you… you didn’t happen to save that did you?
Save you current ‘non-working’ version somewhere also… you can make it worse.
Is the old controller alive enough to plug it in and recover the data?
I had 3 or so controllers with different burnt out parts, but I could still issue commands and use parts of the board, like a quick PWM generator… No need to replace it, just plugged into the usb and it connected.
If you can do that, Lightburn will read the data from one (save it), then you can put the new one on and write back to it. This will be your ‘backup’
Well I did like you said. When I connected the new controllers and started the working GRBL file, a few of the numbers change. I 1st tested the Frame and it was at least 3 times the size of the image. I changed all the codes to match the working file and the same thing, framed 3 times the size. Both have the same Grbl 1.1e [’$’ for help] when booted. The new one started with Grbl 0.9 I think it was.
You should be at least at grbl 1.0 or above. I’ve seen grbl 1.1f out there. Somewhere in there the $32 register came into being. Just caught that you are at 1.1e, that should be fine. Do you know how to read the controller configuration via Lightburn?
Could everything be 2.54 times the size? Is something set to inches?
The basic settings from your old board should work. I think it’s still not configured properly.
Yes, it is 1.1e, for some reason I could not get f to work when I installed and just went back to e and works fine with my old controller.
I did to ball park math, it is close to 2.54 times the size. I can run a burn tomorrow and get it close.
I agree I have something in the wrong spot for sure. I am going to try the vendor to see if they can help as well, China, dont know when i would get an answer
I’m trying to think where else to look. I’m pretty confident it’s a configuration issue.
I hope you have set up to do backups of the configuration as they change…? On my machine I usually store them in a YYMMDD-name type convention. Only because it will sort by name by date. I usually have my working directories view sorting on the date field. But it works both ways…
Did you compare any of the step fields between the two machine configurations?
The original board should be configured properly, with the exception of $32 the laser enable.