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v1.6

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  1. Before proceeding you must backup your system settings.
    • Before proceeding you must backup your system settings.

    • Go to File Management > System.

    • Select All.

    • Right Click on any file, and press 'Download as ZIP'

    • You must unselect any folders (Sub-directories) for 'Download as ZIP' to appear.

    • Inside File Management > System, Right Click and Delete the file named 'DuetWiFiServer.bin'

    • You may not have the file 'DuetWiFiServer.bin' in your System folder. If not that is ok, nothing to delete.

  2. We must make sure we know the IP Address the WorkBee is connected under.
    • We must make sure we know the IP Address the WorkBee is connected under.

    • Go to Machine Control > Console.

    • Input the command: M552 then press 'Send;

    • It will return the IP Address. Note it down.

  3. Download the Upgrade Files and extract the contents.
  4. Go to File Management > System and press 'Upload System Files'
    • Go to File Management > System and press 'Upload System Files'

    • Navigate to where you extracted the download.

    • Inside, select Step4.zip

    • Wait until the upload is complete and then press 'Close'

  5. Go to File Management > System and press 'Upload System Files' Navigate to where you extracted the download. Inside, select Step5.zip
    • Go to File Management > System and press 'Upload System Files'

    • Navigate to where you extracted the download.

    • Inside, select Step5.zip

    • Confirm the installation.

    • The WorkBee will disconnect, be patient and wait until it reconnects.

    • Go To System > Machine-Specific. It should now say 3.0.

    • If it does not say 3.0. Repeat this Step. If it still does not change to 3.0 Contact Us

  6. Go to File Management > System and press 'Upload System Files' Navigate to where you extracted the download. Inside, select Step6.zip
    • Go to File Management > System and press 'Upload System Files'

    • Navigate to where you extracted the download.

    • Inside, select Step6.zip

    • Confirm the installation. Wait until it reconnects.

    • Go To System > Machine-Specific. It should now say 3.1.1.

    • If it does not say 3.1.1. Repeat this Step. If it still does not change to 3.1.1 Contact Us

  7. Go to File Management > System and press 'Upload System Files' Navigate to where you extracted the download. Inside, select Step7.zip
    • Go to File Management > System and press 'Upload System Files'

    • Navigate to where you extracted the download.

    • Inside, select Step7.zip

    • Confirm the installation. Wait until it reconnects.

    • Go To System > Machine-Specific. It should now say 3.2.2.

    • If it does not say 3.2.2. Repeat this Step. If it still does not change to 3.2.2 Contact Us

  8. Go to File Management > System and press 'Upload System Files' Navigate to where you extracted the download. Inside, select Step8.zip
    • Go to File Management > System and press 'Upload System Files'

    • Navigate to where you extracted the download.

    • Inside, select Step8.zip

    • Confirm the installation. Wait until it reconnects.

    • Go To System > Machine-Specific. It should now say 3.3.

    • If it does not say 3.3. Repeat this Step. If it still does not change to 3.3 Contact Us

  9. We can now install WorkBee Control Go to File Management > System.
    • We can now install WorkBee Control

    • Go to File Management > System.

    • Press 'Upload System Files'

    • Navigate to where you extracted the download.

    • Inside, select Step9.zip and Confirm the installation.

    • It should now look like Image 2. If it does not, refresh your Browser.

  10. If you have the Wifi version, skip this step. If the IP Address found in Step 2 is 192.168.251.2 skip this step.
    • If you have the Wifi version, skip this step.

    • If the IP Address found in Step 2 is 192.168.251.2 skip this step.

    • If the IP Address found in Step 2 is different from 192.168.251.2 then complete this step.

    • You can either configure your Ethernet Port as per Image 1. If not follow the points below.

    • On your computer, navigate to the extracted files, then to Step 11 > Ethernet.

    • Open config-network.g with notepad.

    • Change the IP Address to that found in Step 2.

    • Save and close.

  11. Go to File Management > System and press 'Upload System Files' Navigate to where you extracted the download. Make sure you follow the steps below exactly. Upload the files inside the folder matching your connection method. Do not upload the folders
    • Go to File Management > System and press 'Upload System Files'

    • Navigate to where you extracted the download.

    • Make sure you follow the steps below exactly. Upload the files inside the folder matching your connection method. Do not upload the folders

    • Double-click on the 'Step 11' folder.

    • Double-click on the folder matching your connection method.

    • Select & upload all the files inside.

    • Confirm the board restart.

    • If it does not restart press the software emergency stop in the top right corner.

  12. If your machine is all Screw Drive skip this step.
    • If your machine is all Screw Drive skip this step.

    • If your machine is all Belt Drive complete the point below.

    • Upload all the files inside 'Step12' > 'Belt-Drive'. Do Not Upload the folder itself, just what is inside.

    • If your machine is all Belt & Screw Drive complete the point below.

    • Upload all the files inside 'Step12' > 'Belt-&-Screw-Drive'. Do Not Upload the folder itself, just what is inside.

  13. Go to Settings > Machine Specific Under the Panel called 'Machine Working Area' press 'Reset Working Area'
    • Go to Settings > Machine Specific

    • Under the Panel called 'Machine Working Area' press 'Reset Working Area'

    • Under the 'WorkBee Model' dropdown select your model and machine size.

    • If your WorkBee was received before 27/09/2021, then it is a Z1.

    • Confirm by pressing 'Yes'

    • The machine size is now configured. No restart required.

  14. Go to Settings > General > Built-In Plugins If you don't use the 'Height Map' plugin, press 'Stop'
    • Go to Settings > General > Built-In Plugins

    • If you don't use the 'Height Map' plugin, press 'Stop'

    • Refresh your browser.

    • Go back to Settings > General > Built-In Plugins

    • Start 'CNC G-Code Viewer' plugin.

    • A G-Code Viewer will now show in the Navigation Menu.

    • If you have used previous versions of the Duet G-Code Viewer, you will need to clear your browser cache for it to look correct.

  15. If you have our WorkBee Touch Probe, go to Settings > Machine Specific
    • If you have our WorkBee Touch Probe, go to Settings > Machine Specific

    • Under the Panel called 'Touch Probe Settings' press 'Enable Touch Probe'

  16. Custom Steps/mm Calibration can be entered inside Settings > Machine Specific
    • Custom Steps/mm Calibration can be entered inside Settings > Machine Specific

    • Under the Panel called 'Machine Steps/mm Calibration'

    • The two Y-Axis Lead Screws can now be calibrated individually.

  17. In Settings > Machine Specific, under the Panel called 'Sensors' we can test the Limit Switches.
    • In Settings > Machine Specific, under the Panel called 'Sensors' we can test the Limit Switches.

    • Activate the X-Axis limit switch with your finger and hold.

    • The Endstop Status should change to 'Triggered'

    • It is normal for there to be a delay between pressing the limit switch and the status being updated. Please do not be concerned, the board will stop the motor instantaneously.

    • Repeat this procedure for the Y-Axis Limit Switch.

    • Repeat this procedure for the Z-Axis Limit Switch.

    • If any behave the opposite way round following this guide to invert them How To Invert Limit Switches

  18. Under File Management > System. Spindle Settings go in 'config-spindle.g'
    • Under File Management > System. Spindle Settings go in 'config-spindle.g'

    • Laser Settings go in 'config-laser.g'

    • Please note by default the machine will boot into CNC Mode.

    • Upload these two Macros to switch into Laser Mode and Vice Versa. These will show on the Dashboard and can be used to switch between CNC Mode and Laser Mode.

    • Other custom settings go in 'config-user-settings.g'

    • The old customconfig.g file can be deleted.

    • Remember after editing any of the files above, press the software emergency stop in the top right corner.

  19. 3.3.0 Firmware uses GPIO Names (General-Purpose Input/Output) rather than pin numbers. Any custom settings that use pin numbers, will need changing to pin names
    • 3.3.0 Firmware uses GPIO Names (General-Purpose Input/Output) rather than pin numbers.

    • Any custom settings that use pin numbers, will need changing to pin names

    • More info on the changes can be found on Duet's Dozuki

    • For any custom Spindle/Laser or other settings, you will need to convert the commands.

    • For a Spindle you would use M950 with M563. See Image 1 for an example.

    • For a Laser you would use M452, but use the Pin Name, instead of the Pin Number. See Image 2 for an example. For an OptLaser 6W wired as their guide the C Parameter would be: C"!exp.heater3"

    • If you are unsure about any of the above please Contact Us.

    • We have made all the required changes for our standard operation of the machine.

Conclusion

Thanks for following the guide. Any issues, please contact us!

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