I see that there are a lot of forums related to the x-carve
losing place. However, I don’t see any other machines doing what mine is from pictures. For whatever reason, at some point various through a carve the machine seems to completely lose place and skirt in a random position on the y-axis.
I’ve checked all of the cables and don’t see what’s going on.
I currently have an ex-carve pro which makes this even more maddening considering the cost of the machine.
Can you go to machine inspector (Press Crtl+Shft+D) and retrieve some data:
What is the Firmware Version of the CNC? This should be “grbl 1.1.h” or similar there have been updates to this since the XCP was first released, so updating this may help with the issue. The current version number is located in the top left corner
What are the machines grbl settings? These are located at the very bottom of the machine inspector page. Just to verify that these are all set correctly.
If @SethCNC’s solution here does not work, it does look very similar to the issue I was having not long ago.
I have not seen the problem since I stopped using Easel to send my GCode. I use Universal GCode Sender just fine with my XCP at 57600 Bd. I like the features better than those offered by Easel for machine control.
If you do not create your Gcode with another third-party - such as CarveCo or Fusion360 - you can use Easel.
It could also have something to do with the USB settings of your connected computer, which is what an Inventables technical support representative clued me into. If it is a windows machine, you might be able to check your “Power Options” settings for USB. I was using an Ubuntu distribution, which does not manage USB power the same as Windows.