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[title] Alignment Panel Test: Part 1
[* black] Make sure all axes are at their home positions. InBefore running the Manual Control Tab, send the X, Y and Z axesAlignment Panel Test, return to their homes by clicking[guide|117|Step 1|stepid=575] and follow the lower left '''Home''' button or typing '''G28 '''intofirst 4 bullet points to home your G-code input lineaxes and clicking '''Send.'''install the Laser Head. '''Remember:''' Never attempt to home your axes with an Attachment Head installed.
[* black] Make sure all axes are at their home positions. InBefore running the Manual Control Tab, send the X, Y and Z axesAlignment Panel Test, return to their homes by clicking[guide|117|Step 1|stepid=575] and follow the lower left '''Home''' button or typing '''G28 '''intofirst 4 bullet points to home your G-code input lineaxes and clicking '''Send.'''install the Laser Head. '''Remember:''' Never attempt to home your axes with an Attachment Head installed.
[* black] Go to [https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B0gOyqLrz4L-NzRUM3p4R3JkT0NjOXM3OExwSTkxNXg5T1pV|this link] and download the Square Circle image that we have prepared.
[* green] Take a piece of cardboard that's about the size of your Leveling Platform and center it on the platform.
[* icon_note] Remember to measure the thickness of the cardboard in millimeters. You will enter this value into the '''Material''' box, shown by the green arrow in the first image. After entering the thickness, click the '''Focus''' button to send the Leveling Platform to the correct focal distance.
[* blue] To load a file into the Laser Tab, select the '''Open''' button in the upper left hand corner of your screen, as shown by the blue arrow in the first image. '''This is the only button you can use to load actual image files.'''
[* light_blue] Once you have opened the Square Circle image, use the X and Y sliders (shown by blue arrows in the second and third images) in the left preview window to move the image around. Move the image to the center of the left preview window.
[* black] In the Alignment Panel, select the '''On''' button to toggle '''Alignment Mode''' on. The laser will turn on at the lowest power setting and you'll see a blue dot appear on your material. Note its location.
[* icon_caution] Wear your Laser Safety Glasses when the Laser is on, even at low power. Do not place your hands in your BoXZY when the Laser is on at any power level.