GRBL and tool radius compensation.

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Baxter
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GRBL and tool radius compensation.

Post by Baxter » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:33 pm

I read that GRBL does not support the tool radius compensation commands G41/G42. But when running an Arduino loaded with GRBL V1.1, I got no error message when running G Code through it including G41. I can't actually find anywhere where the support is defined - does anyone know if GRBL supports tool radius compensation at V1.1 or not?

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Re: GRBL and tool radius compensation.

Post by WillAdams » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:15 pm

Grbl accepts turning tool radius compensation off, since that doesn't require any action.

See https://wiki.shapeoko.com/index.php/G-Code for a discussion of which codes are and are not supported.
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Re: GRBL and tool radius compensation.

Post by twforeman » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:02 pm

Grbl doesn't complain when you send a G41, but it doesn't support tool compensation.
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