Fairly new to CNC… I had issues homing my Xcarve and read in one of the forums that to do a “reset” so I typed a code (I don’t remember it) into “Machine Inspector” and also tightened ribbons in the Xcontroller. The homing issue was fixed but after trying my first carve I get these strange symbols instead of stars. It’s supposed to be a flag inside of the NY state outline. Has this ever happened to anyone? Or can someone please share a solution? Thanks!!
It’s hard to tell if you don’t let the toolpath finish a star. What strange symbols? If anything, it looks like something might be loose. I’d let the toolpath run on a test piece to see if the end of the toolpath cleans up those corners.
It looks like you may have selected the current Year model X-Carve when you actually have an older version.
You may want to setup a new Machine Setup in Easel.
To do this go to Machine>Edit Machine and delete the current profile and then go to Machine>Setup New Machine and when you select the machine, you’d need to select the “Pre-2020 X-Carve” option.
So I flipped the wood over and let the project complete . Seems to be carving a little higher than where the project should be. I am probing to set Z zero. I apologize if it looks horrible. Really trying to figure this out.
After Four days of agonizing over what was really wrong with the project going off-path and stars messed up, I thought to myself, why not just reset everything to its original settings? So I looked throughout the Forum and bumped into an article that taught me how to “re-flash” GRBL to the X controller. Needless to say, I was happy that it worked! Here is the link to the post just in case anyone ever needs it!