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Unresolved Lock Z axis each layer possible ?

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  1. tonycstech

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    Is there an option in firmware to lock Z axis when printing ?
    I want to prevent any unwanted moves caused by me or earthquake lol
    Seriously, no reason at all, just want to lock it while it prints.

    In other words, i believe adding M84 but in firmware so its by default.
     
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    I think they have a problem with Z getting released at the end of print.
    My problem is the opposite.
    I want Z to be locked every layer it climbs.
    Climb-Lock, Climb-Lock etc.

    One of my printer does this and ROBO3D R1 does not and i dont know what the difference in firmware.

    They both use same stepper controllers and MKS GEN L board
     
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    Is the other printer using marlin? WHich version?
     
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    yes
    original, modified to my own liking and stepper controllers requirement as well as LCD configuration.
    Otherwise its a ROBO3D Firmware Marlin_6_10
     
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    See if you configuration.h has this:

    // Disables axis when it's not being used.
    // WARNING: When motors turn off there is a chance of losing position accuracy!
    #define DISABLE_X false
    #define DISABLE_Y false
    #define DISABLE_Z false

    That will disable the 'disabling' of the steppers...
     
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    The
    #define DISABLE_Z false
    was set to true where as my other printer had it set to false and Z would not drop low by accident.
    Hopefully this will keep it steady until print is finished.

    Also, once "STOP" is selected from the LCD, Steppers are not disabled.
    Any way to make them disabled right after i select STOP print ?
     
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