I am trying my first automated z-axis cuts and am having issues. Using Fusion 360 and the MaslowCNC config, I generated a gcode file that takes roughdown steps of up to 3mm. However, when I run that gcode, my z-axis will not perform accordingly.
I would expect the Maslow to move to the position, lower the z-axis to the appropriate depth, make the cut, then raising itself to my “safe height” and move to another position to repeat the process. Instead, the Maslow moves to the position, raises the z-axis to the router’s maximum height, tries to make the cut (though the bit is nowhere near the piece), then repeats itself.
I have zero’ed my Z-axis accordingly and, when I hit any of the commands based on that zero, it does return to the proper height. However, when it comes to automation, that zero doesn’t seem to be taken into account at all. (Also, for reference, I am using the recommended Rigid router.)
Does anyone know why this could be the case or have any suggestions on how to change it? Thanks in advance!