I've posted about this before, and although everyone's advice is sound and makes sense, and makes sense to me, I'm going NUTS because it won't work !!!!
I understand that the table travel should *look* opposite to what EMC2 shows in it's little window (that the cutter moves opposite the table).
I understand that my 0,0,0, should be TABLE full to the right, back to the column, and head at the top.
My Z works perfectly. Awesome!
X and Y are making me mad though.
For each axis, EMC2 has two settings to invert. That would be "Direction" and "Step"
Maybe I need a better explanation of this because I'm just not sure what is what.
It boils down to this: When I home my machine, it hits the limit switch, backs off, taps it again, and then acts like it is the OPPOSITE limit. No matter what combination of inverting I try!
In my axis settings it also has a home, a Blank to Blank limit of travel, a home switch location.
Am I wrong by putting in (for example for x) home is at 0, travel is 0 to 6 (this is sieg X2 I am being conservative so I won't hit a hard stop which I have down more than I like to think about now!!! And put the home switch at 0.
So I do that, it goes to home, hits switch backs off, completes homing, and then it will ONLY travel in the direction opposite the home switch!!! Do I need to put in negatives or something? If I completely jack up these settings, I'll never get any G code to run!
What am I doing wrong??????? If anybody can explain this to me and solve it I swear I will cut out your name in aluminum and hang it above the machine!!!