Wrong depth setting when loading a job

I set my depth at .75 but it keeps drilling and going into the mother board. My Z setting when I load the file states 95 mm. What am i doing wrong or how do i fix it.

This may be caused by a number of different things:

  • a disconnect in how the origin is set in the file and how the zero is set relative to the stock, see: https://docs.carbide3d.com/assembly/carbidecreate/video-tutorials/#job-setup and https://docs.carbide3d.com/tutorials/tutorial-homing/
  • setting the Z-axis safety/retract height in the CAM program (Job Setup | Machine | Retract Height in Carbide Create) to a value greater than is available above where the machine expects the top of the stock to be, resulting in the machine bottoming out against the top stock, thinking it is too high, then plunging down too far in an effort to travel down as far as that failed effort would allow. Setting the origin to the bottom of the stock/wasteboard surface, while setting the zero to the top of the stock may also cause this problem
  • a mechanical difficulty — check pulley set screws, Z-axis belt tension (if using a belt drive)
  • Grbl misconfiguration — check that you have the correct Z-axis enabled, in particular, having a Z-Plus, but configuring for an HDZ will cause overtravel in the Z-axis
  • an electronics issue — check the wiring and connectors
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Did you get it figured out? Are you using any probes or manually setting your zero?

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