Project starting inverted

Hi, I’m using FoxAlien 4040 XE. When I start a project I have it lined up at the bottom left corner of my board. When I start carve it starts way off at the top right side like it’s inverted. I’ve had my machine since March and it’s been running good. Problems started when my spindle stopped working. I have since replaced it. Spindle is working.

Check to make sure your cut settings are all located lower left in the design. Click on the design and check the “Position” Box.

Hi thank you for replying. It is in the lower left. I think its a coding problem. I have the Y in the right spot I think but X is staring cut way off. Its also cutting too big, way too fast and not right In console these are my settings. Can you help with this? Im using fox alien 4040ex

$3 is the setting for controlling the axises inversion properties.
However the simplest way to correct the issue is to redo the machine setup within Easel. There is a step where it asks you to test each axis and answer whether they drive the correct direction or not. Answer these questions correctly and Easel will automatically adjust the $3 setting for you.

Here is what I saved from Fox Alien for the 4040 XE

Seems that there is quite a few of your numbers that are off!

$0=10 (Step pulse time)
$1=255 (Step idle delay)
$2=0 (Step pulse invert)
$3=0 (Step direction invert)
$4=0 (Invert step enable pin)
$5=0 (Invert limit pins)
$6=0 (Invert probe pin)
$10=1 (Status report options)
$11=0.010 (Junction deviation)
$12=0.002 (Arc tolerance)
$13=0 (Report in inches)
$20=0 (Soft limits enable)
$21=1 (Hard limits enable)
$22=1 (Homing cycle enable)
$23=3 (Homing direction invert)
$24=25.000 (Homing locate feed rate)
$25=500.000 (Homing search seek rate)
$26=250 (Homing switch debounce delay)
$27=3.000 (Homing switch pull-off distance)
$30=10000 (Maximum spindle speed)
$31=0 (Minimum spindle speed)
$32=0 (Laser-mode enable)
$100=40.000 (X-axis travel resolution)
$101=40.000 (Y-axis travel resolution)
$102=160.000 (Z-axis travel resolution)
$110=2000.000 (X-axis maximum rate)
$111=2000.000 (Y-axis maximum rate)
$112=2000.000 (Z-axis maximum rate)
$120=300.000 (X-axis acceleration)
$121=300.000 (Y-axis acceleration)
$122=300.000 (Z-axis acceleration)
$130=400.000 (X-axis maximum travel)
$131=400.000 (Y-axis maximum travel)
$132=55.000 (Z-axis maximum travel)

When you Home your machine what corner does it go to? It should go to the front left. Try Seth’s advise and otherwise contact Fox Alien Customer Support.

it appears that the OP’s grbl settings are set to that of the Foxalien 4040 Masuter and not that of the 4040-XE . . . possibly has a masuter rather than a XE and is unaware, OR somehow managed to obtain a XE with the incorrect grbl settings assigned at the factory. . .

Here are the default grbl setting for both of those models of CNC’c