Has anyone setup their Longmill in Easel (using the “machine” tab)? i reached out to Inventables and the sent me instructions - see below. It looks intimidating for a newbie. is it worth doing?
As you are aware, unfortunately for safety concerns, Easel requires you to go through this machine setup walkthrough. The appropriate options would be “other (grbl)” for the machine type, but the only z-axis options are ones currently used and used in the past on our Inventables machines. You will need to choose one of them to complete the setup, but you can then manually change that back to the appropriate value afterward.
After you complete the setup walkthrough, you’ll need to adjust your $102 steps/mm setting to have your z-axis move accurately. You may need to reach out directly to your machine manufacturer for help with that value, or you can certainly go through these links to help you calculate that value on your own:
If you’re unable to find or calculate the specific value, you can go through this steps/mm calibration process as well:
You can make all the same adjustments outlined in the forum thread video using the console in Easel’s Machine Inspector (Machine Menu > Advanced > Machine Inspector). It’s been my experience that most 3rd party machines have the same value for all three axes, so you might start by setting your $102 setting to the same value as your $100 and $101 settings. To change the value, you’ll need to send the following command through the console in the Machine Inspector with X being the same value as your $100 and $101:
It may not be the same value as $100 and $101 and would suggest if that’s the case to go through that steps/mm calibration process linked above.