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OctoPrint Plugin - Ender 5 Plus Z-Axis Reversed in Monitor

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Posted · OctoPrint Plugin - Ender 5 Plus Z-Axis Reversed in Monitor

I normally use the OctoPrint Control tab to monitor my prints, but I happened to notice that Cura's plug-in offers a Monitor page that provides much of the same functionality. It seems to work fine, with one exception: Pressing the "down" button causes the bed to rise, and the "up" button causes it to lower. A little counter-intuitive ...

 

I searched the forums and didn't find any other posts reporting this issue ... is there a way to fix this?

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Posted · OctoPrint Plugin - Ender 5 Plus Z-Axis Reversed in Monitor

This is on purpose.

 

Some printers when you move the Z value it moves the nozzle up and down.  Some move the bed up and down.  ALL printers have z=0 when the nozzle and glass are touching.  ALL printers have it such that when z=10 the nozzle and the bed are 10mm apart.

 

So pronterface and cura have it so that the "down" button make the nozzle come "down" to the glass (or the glass up to the nozzle).  The Z value goes *down* towards 0.

 

Does that make more sense now?

 

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Posted (edited) · OctoPrint Plugin - Ender 5 Plus Z-Axis Reversed in Monitor

It makes sense, but for a display that otherwise so closely mimics the functionality provided by the OctoPrint Control tab, it's counter-intuitive.

 

If would be nice if this was a user-customizable option 😁

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Posted · OctoPrint Plugin - Ender 5 Plus Z-Axis Reversed in Monitor

So, I'm feeling a little guilty. I went back into my OctoPrint configuration for the Ender 5 Plus and noted that I have "Invert Control" checked for the Z axis. I set it that way so it would mirror the movement controls in the actual printer's settings screen.

 

So, I guess it would be nice for Cura to support a similar option, and I withdraw (and apologize for) my complaint about what seemed to be a bug to me 😁

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Posted · OctoPrint Plugin - Ender 5 Plus Z-Axis Reversed in Monitor

So cura is maintained by Ultimaker and none of their printers released in the last few years support USB printing.  So unfortunately I suspect this feature gets low priority - especially for new features.

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Posted · OctoPrint Plugin - Ender 5 Plus Z-Axis Reversed in Monitor

Hi, I am the creator of the OctoPrint Connection plugin. That plugin is not maintained by Ultimaker, so the there may be hope yet for supporting the setting to invert controls to match what is configured in OctoPrint. I must admit I was unaware of that setting in OctoPrint.

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Posted · OctoPrint Plugin - Ender 5 Plus Z-Axis Reversed in Monitor
1 hour ago, ahoeben said:

Hi, I am the creator of the OctoPrint Connection plugin. That plugin is not maintained by Ultimaker, so the there may be hope yet for supporting the setting to invert controls to match what is configured in OctoPrint. I must admit I was unaware of that setting in OctoPrint.

Then I am hopeful. Thank you for taking an interest in this feature!

 

I understand that you  may have competing priorities, and that it may take a while to implement (or never happen). Regardless, I am delighted and grateful that you've built this plugin; it makes the process of pushing jobs to my printer completely seamless.

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