crazyguy
Posts: 1
Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:03 pm

Increase build area without updating firmware.

Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:09 pm

I own a wanhao duplicator 6 and part of my starting gcode script is to create a purge line at -7 on the y axis. Since my printer is obviously capable of printing oitside of its 200x200 bounds, is it possible to expand the normal build area via simplify3d to 207x207 or higher?

brian442
Posts: 1243
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2016 5:35 am

Re: Increase build area without updating firmware.

Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:04 am

You can change the build size on the G-Code tab in S3D, but if the printer firmware has hard-coded limits, it might not let you go past the stock build size

yonkiman
Posts: 42
Joined: Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:31 pm

Re: Increase build area without updating firmware.

Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:55 pm

Some flavors of firmware have a gcode command that lets you move outside the defined build area: (http://reprap.org/wiki/G-code#M564:_Limit_axes)

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