For the stock machine there really is not a need for standards as you just push the carriage and gantry around to where it is needed.
For machines that are being upgraded, it becomes a somewhat of a problem. I am finding that out the hard way.
Where does BenCutLaser and T2Laser want the home position to be?
Mine now homes towards the controller and to the right of the controller. I had it catty corner before that. Right now it will take less than 5 minutes to switch it into any of the four corners. But I do not want to be moving it every time I switch programs. And I have not figured out what Universal Gcode sender wants!
What is going to be considered the front?
I was using the controller end as the back. I think @Zax does too. My reason was that the wires blocked sticking work into that end, so I stuck work into the open end. Kind of a moot point now that I do not have wires on either end.
What is positive direction for Y?
Away from the controller or towards the controller. Mine is away from the controller (if no settings in $3), but switch the wires and it is towards. X should always be the same unless the wiring was screwed up by the factory.
You can't use me to figure it out. I am left handed in everything I do. No matter what I choose it is going to be backwards. LOL
So I propose we establish a standard at least in which end is which. I would also like to see a corner picked for homing it has switches. This would make it easier for those that are writing programs for these things.
So I do not know which way to start IF we decide to come up with at least a loose standard. A poll, a logic battle, flip a coin?
What does everyone think?