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Offline ger21

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Re: G540 Steps Per
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2017, 06:55:31 AM »
My opinion is that users should never use an .xml supplied by a 3rd party, unless the .xml is supplied with a turn key machine.
As you've seen, some settings will always be incorrect, and not just steps/unit.
Learning how your machine works, and how to configure Mach3 for your machine, doesn't take long, and is very beneficial when problems arise.
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Re: G540 Steps Per
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2017, 07:44:33 AM »
Sound advise Gerry but beginners, newcomers and the inexperienced, etc.  would perhaps use (and trust) a Gecko provided .xml.
The Gecko documentation does not make it absolutely clear that Steps per Unit need to be altered according to the machine nor do they make it clear that the G540 has fixed 1/10th microstepping (which is essential information for calculating the steps per for any machine).

The Gecko products and documentation are second to none but improvements could be made to the documentation as Kolas has pointed out.

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