I posted a new topic 4 days ago concerning use of the keypad (using keypad with unexpected results) which I received no replies. I should also say that I very much like Lightburn and I have gained much information from others posts.
I have solved much of these problems after much trial an error and actually reading the getting started topics again.
I have two cnc’s a millright mega V and a 3018. At the moment I’m getting this information by testing with the 3018 which is running Grbl 1.1f and no limit switches. I am using a computer running Windows 10 64 bit and connecting via USB 2.0. Also I have $J Jogging ON and DTR off.
Maybe this will help someone else.
First I believe my biggest problems are related to my apparent wrong assumption that if I wanted to use imperial measurement I should switch $13 to True (report in inches) in Lightburn. Switching $13 to True in Lightburn created numerous problems with jogging and position readings. (See my previous post for some of these problems) This occurs weather or not you have the other settings in Lightburn set to in or mm. This leads me to my first question…. If Lightburn requires that $13=0 (false) or that it reports in mm to work correctly why not automatically change it to False when Lightburn opens. It could be reset to its original setting when Lightburn closes or at least have a warning that changing this setting to True may cause problems with Lightburn.
On my screen in the Move window the im is cut off by the border on the speed and z-speed so that you only see in/m after these two fields.
If you change from mm to in on main screen (next to rotate) the Units /grids in settings is changed to Inches/mm/min even if it was set to Inches/ min before.
When connecting the Ready under Laser (in laser window) will show ready if it connects to any com port even if the laser/cnc controller is not connected. It would make more sense to me if it only showed ready after connecting to the controller successfully.
When jogging with the mouse no problems but if I use the keypad I get no movement if I Hold the Shift key. The Ctrl and Alt keys work as expected. This occurs with Continuous Jog ON or OFF.
With Continuous Jog ON the Get Position values update dynamically after each move (mouse or keypad) but with Continuous Jog OFF the values are only dynamically updated when using the keypad. If I move the laser with the mouse I have to click Get Position to update the values.
Someone please correct me if you find any of this is incorrect.