Artisan Z calibration

Quick question for those in the know.

With the Z offset calibration. Is the process manual or automatic? When I run the calibration on the Artisan it goes through a routine and THEN asks for a manual calibration. Why does it automatically calibrate yet then ask for a manual calibration? Does the manual calibration override the automatic one?

So… is the Z calibration manual or automatic?

I was under impression of it being full auto with dual extruder on artisan.

You should watch what is happening inside the tool head when you run the calibration, and PS the manual left/right .100 absolute Z for each nozzle is so the head knows where each nozzle tip interfaces at the EXACT same point on the bed, please open the door and watch how it does this, so you understand where you can go to fix bed adhesion issues and print failures

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Thanks for that. When you say open the door, are you talking about the door on the extruder module or the enclosure door?

Also, what do you mean by “PS the manual left/right .100 absolute Z for each nozzle”?

In the end, I know the automatic calibration is running, it’s just followed by a prompt to conduct a manual calibration AFTER it is run, so I am confused as to why this is done. Ie is it necessary to run the manual calibration after the automatic one is run? And does the manual calibration over-right the automatic one? So I am unsure if I am doing the Z calibration correctly.

So far I have always done the automatic one and then the manual one, as it is prompted withing the same calibration procedure. So I thought it must be done.

As you I was wondering why this would be necessary, doesnt make any sense in my opinion…

The nozzle itself is probing the surface, so the printer should know the correct z-offset. The whole step with the paper card should be redundant.

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The nozzle moves to a absolute trigger and the printhead slides up the modules body hitting a limit switch for both the left and right nozzle, it doesn’t know where the nozzle is until to you manually tell it where it is with .1mm manual offset at the end when it saves that data

Manual is the gold standard, but some people don’t understand kinematics the same, so manual tuning has to be trained by feel, the automatic leveling isn’t precise it creates a mesh with magnetic fields but it does get you “close enough” as long as the magnet receptor in the back of the DX module is set correctly

I have the impression you rely on experience with the snapmaker 2.0.
The Artisan works different in that regard and doesn’t use a magnetic sensor.

The probing of the bed is done by physical touch by the nozzle on the glass bed.
This is done during the bed mesh calibration as well as during the calibration of the z-offset.

Each nozzle moves independently to the bed and physically touches it. Afterwards however it still asks you to do the same thing again with the paper card, which makes no sense.

Has nothing to do with the machines between the 2.0 and the Artisian its the same modules and the same software. This is why I get irate with people. Learn your machine

and this is where you are wrong.
The DX module of the Artisan is different and not compatible with the 2.0…

Weird works in both of mine…you sure you know what you are talking about? The only machine I don’t own is the J1


I noticed a Z calibration mode selector a the top right of the Z Offset Calibration screen.

Setting this to “Auto Mode” makes it run automatically without having to do the manual calibration afterwards.

Hadn’t noticed that before.