So I have set my Zero as the furthest the shapeoko Pro will go in the Top Left Corner. I have even cut a guide that shows the “no go area” in Y and X.
This has been working really great for me. However tonight when running a job, the shapeoko started making a hole in an area where I technically believed it could not go.
So the question
a) is this an anomaly and I should just ignore it unless it happens again? ; or
b) is there a way to get an even longer Y cutting space?
this happens to me if I define a setup that is larger than the area my S3 XXL can travel… aka I tell it to surface 40" in the Y direction. When it hits inch 33 or so the X gantry hits the rear Y plates and the motors lose steps. Subsequently the X Gantry is closer to the Y plates then the limit switches allow and I end up milling past where I should be able to.
I wrote up a bit about how the origin point, rapid positions, and allowed jogging distances map to the physical structure of the machine at:
Finally taking the time to revisit this with other machine sizes.
For a Shapeoko 3 the rapid coordinate positions are (assuming one has set the origin at the SW rapid position point):
NW = 0, 350
N = 200, 350
NE = 400, 350
W = 0, 215
C = 200, 215
E = 400, 215
SW = 0,0
S = 200, 0
SE = 400, 0
It is possible to move 5mm to the left along X on a Z-Plus machine, and 65mm towards the front of the machine, and the Southernmost Rapid Position Points are aligne…
@MarkDGaal that was the solution