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    Need to relocate crosshairs , it says they are at limit ,but on the table display they are not . Very new to this . Live in Manchester
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    If you are getting a soft limit exceeded warning (something like "X Max") then you have to edit your settings.

    First on the main screen (Program Run) switch off Soft Limits.
    Then jog your machine to what you would consider your machine's comfortable limit. In my case I jog my machine until it will move no further and the steppers make a stalling noise, but you may want to stop before this happens (my machine has a very small build envelope so every mm counts).
    Go to the Settings screen (it's green). In the bottom right click Reset Interp.
    Still in the settings screen, in the Encoder position area (middle of screen) click Zero on all three axes. Then click To DRO on all three axes.
    Go back to main screen (Program Run) and switch on Soft Limits.
    Zero you axes where your program is expecting it to be.
    Cycle Start and away you go.

    I don't know if there's a better way of doing this, but I do this EVERY TIME I start milling.

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    Lives in London, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 29-06-2023 Has been a member for 0-1 years. Has a total post count of 18.
    Sorry I forgot to add that you also need to set your soft limits - in Config > Homing/Limits. Here you add the dimensional limits of your machine.

    Also, you can always run Mach3 without soft limits. But especially if you're just starting out, soft limits are your friend. Otherwise your machine can hit a limit and lose steps and you have to start everything again.

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