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Feed rate on gcode

I´m making a halftone image on my x-carve but it’s taking a lot of time to produce it.

I don´t know if my X-CARVE is not reading well the gcode, or what is happening, but every time I try to increase the FEED RATE on the HALFTONER V1.7 program THE X-CARVE doesn’t read it and it moves a the same speed as always.

Then I notice that in EASEL appears a FEED RATE PERCENTAGE of 100% with the option to raise this percentage to 200%, but when I do it NOTHING happens, it still moves at the same speed. On one side appears the option to buy easel pro; do I have to buy EASEL PRO to use this option of augmenting the FEED RATE or what it´s happening?

And sorry for my bad English, my first language it’s not English.

THIS IS MY GCODE IMAGEN 2 PARA EASEL.NC (1.2 MB)
THIS IS THE PERCENTAGE ON EASEL

Can you post your $$ grbl settings?

Go to the machine inspector, in the console type $$ and paste the results here.

This is what appears

CONSOLE

  • ok
  • $132=100.000
  • $131=750.000
  • $130=750.000
  • $122=50.000
  • $121=500.000
  • $120=500.000
  • $112=500.000
  • $111=8000.000
  • $110=8000.000
  • $102=188.976
  • $101=40.000
  • $100=40.000
  • $32=0
  • $31=0
  • $30=1
  • $27=1.000
  • $26=250
  • $25=750.000
  • $24=25.000
  • $23=3
  • $22=0
  • $21=0
  • $20=0
  • $13=0
  • $12=0.002
  • $11=0.020
  • $10=115
  • $6=0
  • $5=0
  • $4=0
  • $3=3
  • $2=0
  • $1=255
  • $0=10
  • $$

SETTINGS

$0=10
$1=255
$2=0
$3=3
$4=0
$5=0
$6=0
$10=115
$11=0.020
$12=0.002
$13=0
$20=0
$21=0
$22=0
$23=3
$24=25.000
$25=750.000
$26=250
$27=1.000
$30=1
$31=0
$32=0
$100=40.000
$101=40.000
$102=188.976
$110=8000.000
$111=8000.000
$112=500.000
$120=500.000
$121=500.000
$122=50.000
$130=750.000
$131=750.000
$132=100.000
$0=10
$1=255
$2=0
$3=3
$4=0
$5=0
$6=0
$10=115
$11=0.020
$12=0.002
$13=0
$20=0
$21=0
$22=0
$23=3
$24=25.000
$25=750.000
$26=250
$27=1.000
$30=1
$31=0
$32=0
$100=40.000
$101=40.000
$102=188.976
$110=8000.000
$111=8000.000
$112=500.000
$120=500.000
$121=500.000
$122=50.000
$130=750.000
$131=750.000
$132=100.000

That’s just a bunch of rapid XY moves with a Z plunge rate above your max rate. You can’t get it to move faster as all of the XY moves are at your max feedrate, which is plenty fast. You might try increasing your Z axis rapid to something higher, currently at 500 ($112 = 500), as you have it set to move over 1000mm/min in the program.
That type of program will be slow…it’ll also be hard on your Z axis.