I have upgraded the following since I last ran a job. I installed the replacement Shapeoko Controller I have have in the drawer for a bit (over a year). I loaded GRBL 1.1 onto the new board and moved to UGS Platform. All of these changes are in preparation for the Shapeoko Touch Probe when they are back on the shelf. I use Fusion 360 for my CAD/CAM.
My Problem. . .
I can navigate around with UGS Platform and everything seems to work fine. However, when I go to run a simple little test job composed of 2 small circles cut into a piece of wood I encounter problems. When I start the job, the Z axis goes straight up until it trips the limit switch and halts the execution of the program. It has erred out with a couple different messages, but the result was the same, it stopped after hitting the limit switch.
I also tried to run the job with Carbide Motion v4 with the little two circle job I created (*.nc). It did the same thing except it moved to the x or y axis limit switch during the start-up sequence at the beginning of the job and stopped the job right at the beginning.
I also tried a couple of small jobs I had from before on my original installation (where I used the original controller board, GRBL .08? and and a pre Platform version of UGS along with Fusion 360). Same issue. As soon as you click “go”, it moves up the Z axis until it trips the limit switch.
The unit goes through the homing cycle perfectly.
Any thoughts that might help me get by this?
Thanks in advance for any guidance.
I also have a second error “M1 T6” which is in the .nc code file for a tool change (which is not applicable here)? Says it doesn’t support that command and if I bracket it out, it gets past that error and heads to the Z-axis limit switch error.