I believe the software would be greatly enhanced with some basic checks before running a job.
I am vcarving a block that is quite thick but nonetheless I am still able to zero the Z on the surface.
However, so many errors occur!
- When the Shapeoko rapids to the start point after bitsetter it has lowered to around -8mm and smashes through the workpiece to get to the centre
- If I try and lift the trimmer up 10mm and then re-tighten it, then bitsetter fails as the mill cannot reach the bottom of bitsetter.
- If I don’t set my raise parameter (how much to lift the tool between cuts) thoughtfully then the Z maxes out with a grinding noise at the top.
All 3 of these could be avoided with warnings in the software.