Anet A8 start gcode


Earlier when I have used astroprint with anet a8, it made a starting purgeline.

It does not do this anymore when adding anet a8 printer?

That is odd. I don’t think that has been there. If you ( or anybody else ) knows the proper start gcode for that printer, I can add it to the profile.

I use this start gcode on my Anet A8, and would recommend it to everyone.
Remove line 3 if you do not use Mesh level… do not think it matters if you leave it either.

And i use 0.8mm clearance on the cleaning line to make it adhere less as it wear out my surface over time and gets more difficult to remove.

M117 Going home…
G28 ; home
M420 S ; Restore BED Level
M117 Cleaning nozzle
G1 Z15.0 F6000 ; Move the platform down 15mm
G0 X1 Y1 F9000 ; Go to front
G0 Z0.8 ; Drop to bed
G92 E0 ; zero the extruded length
G1 X40 E25 F500 ; Extrude 25mm of filament in a 4cm line
G92 E0 ; zero the extruded length
G1 E-1 F500 ; Retract a little
G1 X80 F4000 ; Quickly wipe away from the filament line
M117 Printing…

G4 ; Wait
M220 S100 ; Reset Speed factor override percentage to default (100%)
M221 S100 ; Reset Extrude factor override percentage to default (100%)
G91 ; Set coordinates to relative
G1 F1800 E-3 ; Retract filament 3 mm to prevent oozing
G1 F3000 Z2 ; Move Z Axis up 2 mm to allow filament ooze freely
G90 ; Set coordinates to absolute
G1 X0 Y220 F1000 ; Move Heat Bed to the front for easy print removal
M84 ; Disable stepper motors

Please ask if you have any questions or need any adjustments for it :slight_smile:

I have updated the astroprint built-in profile for the A8 with this code.

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