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Gcode toolpath issue - is this a bug?

Hi all,

I have the new 1500x1500 Workbee Z1+ and so far so good, however I’ve noticed an issue which I’m not sure is a bug, or just me.

I’m using Carveco maker to generate the gcode. It will create something like this

T1
G17
G21
G90
G0Z7.0000
G0X0.0000Y0.0000
S18000M3
G0X265.6171Y261.2008Z7.0000
G1Z1.0000F1397.0
G1X275.6171Z-0.5000
G1X265.6171Z-2.0000
G1X280.0421F2794.0
X280.0421Y501.6258
X265.6171
Y261.2008
X250.6171Y246.2008
X295.0421Y246.2008
X295.0421Y516.6258
X250.6171

Because the last G1 command only contains an X co-ordinate, the Workbee will ignore all subsequent Y moves (and only move along the X axis)

If I manually change the gcode line G1X280.0421F2794.0 to G1X280.0421Y261.2008F2794.0 it works perfectly and follows both co-ordinates fine.

I’m using firmware 3.3 and have created the gcode in grbl, ugs grbl and workbee gcode in Carveco. All the same results.

Questions are

Do I need to include a G command at the start of every line? ( I notice Vectric vcarve pro and Fusion 360 seem to do this - so the problem never arises)

Should the above gcode work? ( if you omit a G command, should the system just use the last G command and move to the new co-ordinates)

Thanks

Richard

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Hi Richard,

Thanks for your question and for bringing this to our attention. Looks like there is an error in the Carveco PP. We have released an updated version of the Carveco PP - WorkBee Firmware Releases

We will contact Carveco to get this updated by default on their end as well.

Thanks, Robert

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Works perfectly, thanks very much for the quick response.

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@richhale I am glad that fixed it :)

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