Cube Pro Z Movements Configuration



  • Hi all, I have a question regarding configuring the Z Axis on a Cube Pro with Duet 2 wifi set up.

    The default configuration seems to be like a Prusa style printer with the Z motor reversed. It assumes that a positive Z moves an extruder up, however I would like it to move the build plate up.

    Currently Z movements in the negative direction moves the build plate upward and the positive direction moves it downward. This makes baby stepping, z-offset, and general printer movements confusing.

    Is there a way to change the configuration so that a positive move is upward and a negative move is downward, without compromising my slicer files?
    Should I change the Motor direction or reverse the signs of the Z limits, so in my case -200mm to 0mm, or both, or something else entirely?

    Thanks in advance


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    @Brunerfr said in Cube Pro Z Movements Configuration:

    Currently Z movements in the negative direction moves the build plate upward and the positive direction moves it downward. This makes baby stepping, z-offset, and general printer movements confusing.

    It would be better to clear up your confusion.

    Z0 is the point where the nozzle and the bed are touching. Z+ moves them farther apart and Z- moves them closer together. This is how the slicer behaves. To reverse that would mean your sliced files won't work.

    So rather than think of + being up, and - being down, think of it as the distance between the nozzle and bed. + more distance, - less distance.



  • @Phaedrux This is very good advice, thank you


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