OSX Mojave (10.14.2)
Carbide Motion 4.0.412
Shapeoko 3 XL
BLUF- Despite which machine type is selected in pulldown, “SEND CONFIG DATA” always sends the X/Y limits for the XXL.
Background- New Machine and no problems cutting thus far using Create/Motion together. While configuring machine settings within Fusion 360, I wanted to confirm movement limits, step rates, etc… After opening the GRBL log I noticed $131=850.000 and $130=845.000 and figured I had selected the wrong machine. I then switched the selection from standard to XL/XXL and all GRBL commands sent were identical.
Workaround- I’m assuming manually setting $131=430 would do the trick.
For all the smart folks here…
–Are there additional GRBL settings that are unique between machines?
–Do manually configured settings stay loaded on the controller or does Motion push out updates at some interval or pre/post running?
I don’t know if this is a big deal, perhaps I’ve avoided problems since Carbide Create constrains the Gcode limits by its settings. Unless I’m missing something though, there are several potential instances where this could lead to driving into the rail limits. As I jump into 360, I certainly look to Motion at least to prevent me from colliding with the rails if I jack up some axis orientation setting while I’m learning. I’m now realizing the difference/importance between homing and limit switches, with the latter, this wouldn’t really mater.