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Posted · Anet ET5 X (with Cura 4.7.1) model starting point

Hello, all. I've been successfully using Cura with an Anet A8.

 

I've just put together an Anet ET5 X. There is a profile for it in Cura, which I chose. However, when I import a file, it is initially placed in the far lower left hand corner (XYZ coordinates at -149, 150, 0).

 

I move the file to the center of the build area (0,0,0) and slice. When I try to print the file, the print head seems to be trying to position itself outside its limits. After several seconds it gives up and tells me the print is done.

 

Is there a problem with this profile? Should I be changing something else in my setup? Any help given will be greatly appreciated.

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    Posted · Anet ET5 X (with Cura 4.7.1) model starting point

    The center is NOT (0,0).  The lower left corner is.  The only printers that have 0,0 in the center are delta printers.  Google what a delta printer is if you are not familiar.  They have round build plates, not square or rectangular.

     

    go to left side of screen in PREPARE mode.  Click on your printer, then do "manage printers" then "machine settings"

     

    There is a checkbox about 0,0.  Change that and slice again.

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    Posted · Anet ET5 X (with Cura 4.7.1) model starting point

    Thank you for your reply, gr5. I found the setting, checked the box, and sliced again. Unfortunately, I had the same result; the print head slides to the right until it reaches the stops, and keeps on trying to go in that direction until it gives up after about 30 seconds.

     

    I can successfully print the files that came with the printer, so I know the printer is working. It's just the files I try to make with Cura that cause problems.

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    Posted · Anet ET5 X (with Cura 4.7.1) model starting point

    Maybe ANET has a forum just like Ultimaker does?  Maybe they will know?  Maybe it's on facebook?

     

    If you look at the range of X values for the "good" gcode versus what cura produces, that would be informative.

     

    So in your first post I thought it was hitting the left side.  But now you are saying it's hitting the right side.  Different issue.  Different solution.  So check the x width (and depth and height) settings.  If you put too large a value there it will print too far to the right.  Again - in machine settings.

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    Posted · Anet ET5 X (with Cura 4.7.1) model starting point

    "The center is NOT (0,0).  The lower left corner is.  The only printers that have 0,0 in the center are delta printers.  Google what a delta printer is if you are not familiar.  They have round build plates, not square or rectangular. "

     

    Actually, when I have an object at the center, it does show a position of "0,0,0"... picture included to show what I'm saying.

     

    I don't say this to be argumentative, I'm just including this in case it's a piece of the puzzle of what's going on.

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    Posted · Anet ET5 X (with Cura 4.7.1) model starting point
    12 hours ago, shipwack said:

    Thank you for your reply, gr5. I found the setting, checked the box, and sliced again. Unfortunately, I had the same result; the print head slides to the right until it reaches the stops, and keeps on trying to go in that direction until it gives up after about 30 seconds.

    Just to be clear on this...

    What @gr5 is saying is that the "Origin at Center" box needs to be UN-checked.

     

    To explain some other things that can have an effect:

    The size of the build plate must be correct in Cura to reflect the actual size of your printer's build plate.

    The Home Offsets as set in the printer need to be reasonable so that 0,0,0 is just inside the left front corner of the build plate.  Typically the X and Y values will be small negative numbers (like around -1.00 to -5.00 and the Z will be 0.00.

    When you open a Gcode file in a text editor like Notepad, Cura will have put a few lines at the beginning that show the Minimum and Maximum numbers that will be used in the print.  For your printer, all the Min numbers must be positive numbers, and the Max X,Y,Z numbers cannot be greater than your printer build plate size and printable height.

    If you could post one of your problem Gcode files we can take a look and might (no promises) be able to tell what's going on.

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    Posted · Anet ET5 X (with Cura 4.7.1) model starting point
    On 11/3/2020 at 8:18 PM, shipwack said:

    Actually, when I have an object at the center, it does show a position of "0,0,0"... picture included to show what I'm saying.

     

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    Lol!  yeah ignore that.  That's the move tool  I only ever look at the Z value there because sometimes I move the part up or below the print plane.

     

    I'm talking about the machine settings - please show a screen shot of the screen settings that show the width, depth, height of your build volume and the (0,0) checkbox thing - show that it is indeed unchecked please.

     

    If you don't know what I'm talking about then please reread my posts above.

     

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