- January 21, 2016 at 10:39 am #6199
Jason G PottsParticipant
Hoping someone could help me out here.
I have drawn a basic shape in ESTLCAM and configured it so that the Z-Axis origin is set to “Material Upper Side”
I have entered the routing toolpaths and created a NC file that I then copy and paste into the Repetier G-Code Editor
Repetier then shows all of the travel moves fine, but under the grid (I assume because it will be going negative)
I set the axis home (0 positions in the manual control) so that the numbers change from red to black zeros for X/Y/Z Axis’
Here is the problem:
When I run the program, the X/Y Move as they should, but the Z steps upward….
I looked at Repetier and manually jogged the Z axis +numbers run the tool up and -numbers run the tool down.
I assume that this is what I want… (For some reason it will also not let me go past zero into negative numbers)
I verified that the Z axis Max was set to 20 and the Min was set to -20 in the firmware.
What am I missing?
JasonJanuary 21, 2016 at 6:16 pm #6205
I don’t know anything at all about Repetier so I’m not sure what happens when numbers change from black to red? Try manually jogging the Z axis until the tool tip is touching the top of the material and then send a G92 Z0 command through you gcode sender. This should set you Z axis to 0, then try running your program.January 21, 2016 at 6:21 pm #6206
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