I had great success with generating G code in easel and then cutting in ground control. I did have to manually edit the file though as the code had the 38.2 probe command and I don’t have that set up on my maslow. It would be nice to have a feature to ignore this G code command it someone isn’t using probing without having to edit the g code file.
That is a great point!
Would you be willing to make an issue for it so we don’t forget?
Done! Thank you! This would really ease use for my students as they are already familiar with easel.
I see it, here’s what’s going on.
Easel offers to work with three different machine configurations - X-carve, Shapoko, or Carvey. Carvey is their most ‘user-friendly’ machine, sold with much built-in automation to do configuration for the user. Part of that is the automatic z-axis zeroing. When configured for Carvey, Easel adds the G38.2 code, and it also adds other gcodes (G4, G10, G54 - dwell time, and alternate coordinate system) that aren’t (yet?) implemented by the Maslow firmware. These are associated with the automation added to make the Carvey a hands-off device.
Neither of the others (X-carve, Shapoko) add these codes, so choosing either one of those will produce an .nc file that ‘just works’ with the Maslow.
Great diagnosis @blurfl. That sounds like a simple fix. Probably better to leave the probe command enabled then?
I would say ‘yes’, leave it as is. We already have a lot of user settings to remember
We want to support the probe command, if someone has it in the g-code and
doesn’t really want it there, we can’t know that, we have to assume that they do
want it there if it’s there.
Yes, please keep this. I haven’t had time to fully deal with my electronics, but I plan to implement it as well. For now, the kid’s tree house decking is the priority, but soon thereafter I am hoping to have some weekend time for the Maslow again.
Does that come under the heading ‘Spring nest building’? Sounds like your priorities are right!
With any luck, the little birds will leave the house and amuse themselves in their nest all summer long!
I can’t tell from this thread, but I was under the impression from other threads that 38.2 was implemented already to support z-probe if you have aux4 hooked up. Is this true, I would definitely want to hook this up.
It is! I believe that there is a wiki page…true?
This thread has more info:
FYI - I’m not familiar with the X-carve but the Shapeoko now has a optional Z probe.