To ensure your LightBurn workspace matches the physical size of your laser, click the ‘Spanner/Screwdriver’ icon top-center of the main screen to reveal the ‘Device Settings’ window where you can enter the size values. (Screenshot is an example only, enter your correct data)
But I Still can’t match the actual size of the grid in lightburn to my workarea even if input the right work area size, and I increase my job size it doesn’t correlate to the actual size of my laser cutter…its almost as if things are shifted
As long as you don’t home the laser, this will happen because it has no idea where it is.
If you don’t have homing switches, it means that the zero point of the machine is random, in fact, wherever you have the head when you power the machine will be zero. To set the zero point properly, either power up the machine with the head at the front-left, or jog there and enter this command:
G92 X0 Y0
The above tells the controller “where you are right now is X0 Y0”.
If you use this command, you’ll also need to set $10=0 in your console, as this tells the laser to report its position relative to that new origin, instead of relative to where it was powered up. That value is ‘sticky’ and will persist after you shut it off, so you only need to set it once, unless something else changes it.
Tried what, exactly? This will go smoother if you tell us exactly what you did and what the result was in as much detail as possible. Saying, " I did that…" allows for a lot of potential misinterpretation.
You changed things, right? So I asked for the most recent view into your firmware settings. Example, your old $10=1, now after your change, $10=0. We can go back and forth as to why I am asking for the information so you will understand, but that will not change what I need to confirm as I try to help you.
Yes I keyed in the G92 X0 Y0 in the lightburn console. I had the laser at the bottom right corner then I have to jog it to the bottom left hand corner of my machine.
I did it after changing keying in G92 X0 Y0 and $10. Then I tried to frame a job which made to the motor drivers overstepping again.
Set ‘Origin’ in the ‘Devices Setting’ found by selecting the ‘Spanner/Screwdriver’ icon near the top-center of the main LightBurn screen. This is the machine origin, not the origin of a job which can also be controlled.
Sorry, but I have no idea what you are saying here. Can you reword this, please?
I feel the need to identify that I am not trying to make this harder than it need be. I am trying to figure out what your system is doing and help explain what you need to change to get it to work. You took additional steps and made changes while I was trying to walk through a process to determine what is happening as I am not there to observe with my own eyes. Not sure where we are at this point.
Do you have any other software that came with this system? Have you tried to get things working correctly with that software?