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 =====myCNC Flatbed Correction===== =====myCNC Flatbed Correction=====
  
-This article discusses the flatbed correction feature built into myCNC software which is often useful when the working table is not even or has certain spots which are higher or lower than the reference position. This is especially useful in cases when something like a tangential knife needs to go over the uneven table, with up to a millimeter of play being involved, resulting in a cut that does not actually go through the working material properly. ​+This article discusses the flatbed correction feature built into myCNC software which is often useful when the working table is not even or has certain spots which are higher or lower than the reference position. This is especially useful in cases when something like a tangential knife needs to go over the uneven table, resulting in a cut that does not actually go through the working material properly, or alternatively a cut that goes far too deep into the material
  
 +In order to account for this, flatbed correction is used.
  
-In order to account for thisgo into **Settings > Config > Technology > Special Purpose > Flatbed Correction**.+The following video goes over the basic process of setting up flatbed correction within myCNC software: 
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 +To set up flatbed correction, into **Settings > Config > Technology > Special Purpose > Flatbed Correction**.
  
 The screen presented to you will be the following: The screen presented to you will be the following:
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-After the setup process has been completed, a table of points in the XY-plane and their Z-positions will be presented on this page. These values can either be recorded by using the AutoMeasure procedure, or by using a sensor and recording each point individually by using the M402 macro+  * After the setup process has been completed, a table of points in the XY-plane and their Z-positions will be presented on this page. These values can either be recorded by using the AutoMeasure procedure, or by using a sensor and recording each point individually by using the M402 macro.
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-Using the AutoMeasure procedure, the operator can set the measurement distances for the X and Y axes as well as the number of points at which the height measurements will be taken for the XY-plane. The **Auto Measure Procedure** button can then be pressed to begin the probing process.+
  
-{{:​mycnc:​flatbed-update-007-automeasure.png}}+  * Using the AutoMeasure procedure, the operator can set the measurement distances for the X and Y axes as well as the number of points at which the height measurements will be taken for the XY-plane
  
-//NOTEIf you leave the flatbed ​correction ​setting screen while the procedure is running, the measurement program ​will be paused until you return back to the screen.// +    * **Note:** Flatbed ​correction ​**must be disabled** prior to beginning taking ​the measurementsotherwise ​the existing flatbed correction adjustments ​will conflict with new correction values. **Reload** ​the application after disabling flatbed correction
  
-After the measurement procedure has completed and all the points are logged, select the Reference Z value. ​The Reference Z value should ​be chosen ​to be between the minimum and the maximum measure point, preferably somewhere in the middle between ​the two.+  * The **Auto Measure Procedure** button can be pressed ​to begin the probing process.
  
-//​NOTE: ​The myCNC flatbed correction ​feature ​is limited to 1000 pulses (+ or -) from the Reference Z position. Depending on the number of pulses per unit that you have set up in the Axes/Motors windowthis may be anywhere from a centimeter to a fraction of a millimeter. If the machine moves above or below the 1000 pulses limit, it will not be able to accurately correct for flatbed distortion ​until it is back down below the limit. This is why the reference Z value must be selected correctly. // +    * //​NOTE: ​If you leave the flatbed correction ​setting screen while the procedure ​is running, the measurement program ​will be paused ​until you return ​back to the screen.// 
  
-In order to use the M402 macro for manual point measurement, ​move the sensor ​to the position you want to measure, then press the **Measure (M402) ​and Save** button. This will lower the sensor down until contactthen lift it back up and record ​the z-position at which the sensor was triggered+  * After the measurement ​procedure has completed and all the points are loggedselect ​the Reference Z value. The Reference Z value should be chosen ​to be between ​the minimum ​and the maximum measure pointpreferably somewhere in the middle between ​the two.
  
-{{:mycnc:flatbed-update-005-m402.png}}+    * //NOTEThe myCNC flatbed ​correction feature is limited to 1000 pulses (+ or -) from the Reference Z position. Depending on the number of pulses per unit that you have set up in the Axes/Motors window, this may be anywhere from a centimeter to a fraction of a millimeter. If the machine moves above or below the 1000 pulses limit, it will not be able to accurately correct for flatbed distortion until it is back down below the limit. This is why the reference Z value must be selected correctly// 
  
-In order to remove any of the table level discrepancy values, you can press the Delete ​button ​for each particular value.+  * In order to use the M402 macro for manual point measurementmove the sensor to the position ​you want to measure, then press the **Measure (M402) and Save** ​button. This will lower the sensor down until contact, then lift it back up and record the z-position at which the sensor was triggered
  
-{{:​mycnc:​flatbed-update-006-delete.png}}+After the measurements have been taken and the Reference Z has been entered, press the Save CFG button, enable Flatbed correction and reload the application
  
 By adding these correction points, myCNC software will create an updated Z-axis map of the working table. From here on, whenever Flatbed Correction is enabled, the machine will automatically adjust the z-axis height of the working tool in order to adjust for the table level changes depending on where in the XY-plane it currently is. By adding these correction points, myCNC software will create an updated Z-axis map of the working table. From here on, whenever Flatbed Correction is enabled, the machine will automatically adjust the z-axis height of the working tool in order to adjust for the table level changes depending on where in the XY-plane it currently is.
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