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Resolution on diagonal moves

canidorichard
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:57:09 GMT

I have tried to mill some thin traces which run diagonally but of course the CNC does not move diagonally, it moves x axis and then y axis or vice versa resulting in steps rather than a smooth diagonal movement which I fully understand and expect. I would however like to be able to change the resolution of the moves to reduce the steps which are rendering my diagonal traces unusable in a lot of cases. I can appreciate that not everybody would want higher resolution as it will result in larger g-code files and so I was wondering if this is a simple parameter change that could be made either through the GUI that I have missed or something I can change in the code.

duncanmcintyre
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:21:17 GMT

That sounds more like a controller issue to me. Does your controller have microstepping? What happens if you simply send it the GCode for a diagonal move by hand?