Over the last few months I’ve been developing a GCode ‘linting’ utility. It’s not specific to the Maslow (it specifically follows the NIST spec), but I began developing it because of the issues I had with the GCode generated by the different software packages that we use.
The original forum thread for it is here:
Several of you have provided me with some awesome samples that have helped me to work out most of the kinks. But now I want to focus on one problem that we all seem to experience.
The Going-up-and-down-a-bit-and-then-moving-along Gertrude
Quite a lot of the software we use seems to have a peculiar habit of needlessly moving the Z-Axis up and down. The last release I did fixes this problem partially, now I want to tackle it properly.
If you have some GCode that does this, and are happy to share it, then please do so. It will help me find a way to eliminate this behaviour.