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LCD Menu Tree


This page is a work in progress, based on Marlin 1.1.2.

In addition to a serial/usb/host interface, Marlin also includes a comprehensive user interface designed for inexpensive character and graphical LCD controllers. Rotate a knob or use buttons to navigate menu items, edit values, and make other adjustments. Click the knob or press a button to choose menu items, exit adjustment screens, and perform other actions.

Note: In low-level contexts we refer to the first extruder as E0, the second as E1, etc. However, at “user level” in the LCD menus, we refer to the first extruder as E1, the second as E2, etc. (This may change in future depending on user-preference.)


The tables below describe every menu item for every option (and all 5 extruders). In normal use the LCD menu will be much smaller in size.

Main Menu

Item Description Requirements
« Info Screen    
Debug »   HAS_DEBUG_MENU (LCD_PROGRESS_BAR_TEST)
Case Light ON/OFF Toggle the case light MENU_ITEM_CASE_LIGHT
Reset BLTouch   BLTOUCH
Tune »   (if printing)
Prepare »   (if idle)
Calibrate Delta »   DELTA_CALIBRATION_MENU (if idle)
Control »    
Pause/Resume Print   SDSUPPORT (while SD printing)
SD Card » Navigate the SD Card SDSUPPORT (while idle)
Init SD M21 detect SD Card !SD_DETECT && SDSUPPORT
Info »   LCD_INFO_MENU

Debug

Item Description Requirements
« Main    
Progress Bar Test Test the encoder using a progress bar LCD_PROGRESS_BAR_TEST

Tune

The Tune menu is only available during active printing. Most items in this menu are editable values.

Item Description Requirements
« Main    
Speed: -–- Feed Rate Multiplier  
Bed Z: -–- MBL Z offset MESH_BED_LEVELING && LCD_BED_LEVELING
Nozzle (#): -–- Nozzle temperature(s) HOTENDS
Bed: -–- Bed temperature(s) HAS_THERMALLY_PROTECTED_BED && WATCH_BED_TEMP_PERIOD > 0
Fan Speed (#): -–-   FAN_COUNT > 0
Flow (#): -–- Flow Multiplier(s) EXTRUDERS
Babystep X   BABYSTEPPING && BABYSTEP_XY
Babystep Y   BABYSTEPPING && BABYSTEP_XY
Babystep Z   BABYSTEPPING && !BABYSTEP_ZPROBE_OFFSET
Z Probe Offset M851 Z BABYSTEP_ZPROBE_OFFSET
Change Filament » M600 FILAMENT_CHANGE_FEATURE and not too cold

Prepare

The Prepare menu is only available when the machine is not printing.

Item Description Requirements
« Main    
Move Axis »   DELTA requires G28 first
Auto Home G28  
Auto Home X G28 X INDIVIDUAL_AXIS_HOMING_MENU
Auto Home Y G28 Y INDIVIDUAL_AXIS_HOMING_MENU
Auto Home Z G28 Z INDIVIDUAL_AXIS_HOMING_MENU
Bed Leveling » G29 guided manual probing LCD_BED_LEVELING
Unified Bed Leveling » G29 UNIFIED_BED_LEVELING
Set Home Offsets M428 !DELTA && !NO_WORKSPACE_OFFSETS
Disable Steppers M18  
Change Filament M600 FILAMENT_CHANGE_FEATURE and not too cold
Cooldown   TEMP_SENSOR_0 (shown if currently heating)
Preheat PLA »   TEMP_SENSOR_0
Preheat ABS »   TEMP_SENSOR_0
BLTouch Self-Test   BLTOUCH
BLTouch Reset   BLTOUCH (if triggered while disabled)
Power ON/OFF   HAS_POWER_SWITCH
Autostart   SDSUPPORT && MENU_ADDAUTOSTART

Move Axis

The move axis sub-menu was reorganized for Marlin 1.1. To use the move commands, first select the axis to move, then select the move distance. Use the controller wheel (or arrow buttons) to adjust the axis position. For larger move sizes, Marlin waits until you stop moving the controller for 1/2 second before it starts the move, giving you an opportunity to catch overshoot.

Item Description Requirements
« Prepare    
Free XY Move Z down to safe-zone DELTA (above safe zone)
Move X » Select X move size, do moves (may require G28, safe zone, etc.)
Move Y » Select Y move size, do moves (may require G28, safe zone, etc.)
Move Z » Select Z move size, do moves (DELTA and SCARA require G28)
Auto Home G28 (shown if not homed)
Select E1/E2 Sends “T0” / “T1 SWITCHING_EXTRUDER
Move E » Select Active E move size, do moves.  
Move E1 » Select E1 move size, do moves EXTRUDERS >= 2 (if not too cold)
Move E2 » Select E2 move size, do moves EXTRUDERS >= 2 (if not too cold)
Move E3 » Select E3 move size, do moves EXTRUDERS >= 3 (if not too cold)
Move E4 » Select E4 move size, do moves EXTRUDERS >= 4 (if not too cold)
Move E5 » Select E5 move size, do moves EXTRUDERS == 5 (if not too cold)

Bed Leveling

The Bed Leveling menu groups together commands for calibrating the nozzle-to-bed distance. Different options will appear depending on your setup and the type of leveling you’ve enabled. Level Bed runs the default G29 procedure. For auto bed leveling this will deploy the probe, measure all points, and stop. For manual leveling (PROBE_MANUALLY or MESH_BED_LEVELING) you’ll be taken through a step-by-step process.

Item Description Requirements
« Prepare    
Free XY Move Z down to safe-zone DELTA (above safe zone)
Auto Home G28 Unknown position
Leveling On/Off M420 S Valid mesh, known position
Level Bed G29/G29 S1 Known position
Fade Height: -–- M420 Z ENABLE_LEVELING_FADE_HEIGHT
Mesh Z Offset: -–- G29 Z MESH_BED_LEVELING
Z Probe Offset: -–- M851 Z HAS_BED_PROBE (BABYSTEP_ZPROBE_OFFSET for active Z adjust)
Load Settings M501 EEPROM_SETTINGS
Save Settings M500 EEPROM_SETTINGS

Unified Bed Leveling

The Unified Bed Leveling menu groups together commands for leveling and mesh editing. Since this menu is very large and complex, it will be described in a separate document - coming soon.

Preheat PLA

Set the fan speed plus bed and/or nozzle temperature to the preset “PLA” settings. Use M145 S0 ... to change the temperatures and fan speed used for this menu.

Item Description Requirements
« Main    
Preheat PLA Active Extruder, fan, bed HOTENDS == 1
Preheat PLA End Active Extruder only HOTENDS == 1
Preheat PLA 1 Preheat E1 (and bed) HOTENDS >= 2
Preheat PLA End E1 Preheat E1 only HOTENDS >= 2 && TEMP_SENSOR_BED
Preheat PLA 2 Preheat E2 (and bed) HOTENDS >= 2
Preheat PLA End E2 Preheat E2 only HOTENDS >= 2 && TEMP_SENSOR_BED
Preheat PLA 3 Preheat E3 (and bed) HOTENDS >= 3
Preheat PLA End E3 Preheat E3 only HOTENDS >= 3 && TEMP_SENSOR_BED
Preheat PLA 4 Preheat E4 (and bed) HOTENDS >= 4
Preheat PLA End E4 Preheat E4 only HOTENDS >= 4 && TEMP_SENSOR_BED
Preheat PLA 5 Preheat E5 (and bed) HOTENDS == 5
Preheat PLA End E5 Preheat E5 only HOTENDS == 5 && TEMP_SENSOR_BED

Preheat ABS

Set the fan speed plus bed and/or nozzle temperature to the preset “ABS” settings. Use M145 S1 ... to change the temperatures and fan speed used for this menu.

Item Description Requirements
« Main    
Preheat ABS Active Extruder, fan, bed HOTENDS == 1
Preheat ABS End Active Extruder only HOTENDS == 1
Preheat ABS 1 Preheat E1 (and bed) HOTENDS >= 2
Preheat ABS End E1 Preheat E1 only HOTENDS >= 2 && TEMP_SENSOR_BED
Preheat ABS 2 Preheat E2 (and bed) HOTENDS >= 2
Preheat ABS End E2 Preheat E2 only HOTENDS >= 2 && TEMP_SENSOR_BED
Preheat ABS 3 Preheat E3 (and bed) HOTENDS >= 3
Preheat ABS End E3 Preheat E3 only HOTENDS >= 3 && TEMP_SENSOR_BED
Preheat ABS 4 Preheat E4 (and bed) HOTENDS >= 4
Preheat ABS End E4 Preheat E4 only HOTENDS >= 4 && TEMP_SENSOR_BED
Preheat ABS 5 Preheat E5 (and bed) HOTENDS == 5
Preheat ABS End E5 Preheat E5 only HOTENDS == 5 && TEMP_SENSOR_BED

Control

The Control sub-menu includes the Temperature, Motion, and Filament sub-menus and Settings/EEPROM commands, plus a few other miscellanous hardware control commands.

Item Description Requirements
« Main    
Temperature »    
Motion »    
Filament »    
LCD Contrast »   HAS_LCD_CONTRAST
Retract »   FWRETRACT
Drive Strength »   DAC_STEPPER_CURRENT
BLTouch »   BLTOUCH
Store settings   EEPROM_SETTINGS
Load settings   EEPROM_SETTINGS
Restore failsafe M502 Settings to defaults  
Init EEPROM M502+M500 Default settings and store to EEPROM  

Temperature

Use this sub-menu to set the target temperature for nozzles and the bed, fan speed, AUTOTEMP, PID factors, and material preheat settings.

Item Description Requirements
« Control    
     
Nozzle: -–- Current E Target Temperature HOTENDS == 1
Nozzle 1: -–- E_n_ Target Temperature… HOTENDS >= 2
Nozzle 2: -–-   HOTENDS >= 2
Nozzle 3: -–-   HOTENDS >= 3
Nozzle 4: -–-   HOTENDS >= 4
Nozzle 5: -–-   HOTENDS == 5
Bed: -–- Bed Target Temperature HAS_THERMALLY_PROTECTED_BED && WATCH_BED_TEMP_PERIOD > 0
     
Fan Speed: -–-   FAN_COUNT == 1
Fan Speed 1: -–-   FAN_COUNT >= 2
Fan Speed 2: -–-   HAS_FAN1
Fan Speed 3: -–-   HAS_FAN2
     
Autotemp ON/OFF   AUTOTEMP && TEMP_SENSOR_0
Min: -–-   AUTOTEMP && TEMP_SENSOR_0
Max: -–-   AUTOTEMP && TEMP_SENSOR_0
Factor: -–-   AUTOTEMP && TEMP_SENSOR_0
     
Pid P E1: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 1
Pid I E1: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 1
Pid D E1: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 1
Pid C E1: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 1 && PID_EXTRUSION_SCALING
     
Pid P E2: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 2
Pid I E2: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 2
Pid D E2: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 2
Pid C E2: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 2 && PID_EXTRUSION_SCALING
     
Pid P E3: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 3
Pid I E3: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 3
Pid D E3: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 3
Pid C E3: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 3 && PID_EXTRUSION_SCALING
     
Pid P E4: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 4
Pid I E4: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 4
Pid D E4: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 4
Pid C E4: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 4 && PID_EXTRUSION_SCALING
     
Pid P E5: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 5
Pid I E5: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 5
Pid D E5: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 5
Pid C E5: -–-   PIDTEMP && PID_PARAMS_PER_HOTEND && HOTENDS >= 5 && PID_EXTRUSION_SCALING
     
Preheat PLA conf »    
Preheat ABS conf »    

Preheat PLA conf

The temperatures and fan speed set here will be used for the “Preheat PLA” menu item.

Item Description Requirements
« Control    
Fan Speed: -–-   HAS_FAN
Nozzle: -–-    
Bed: -–-   TEMP_SENSOR_BED
Store settings M500  

Preheat ABS conf

The temperatures and fan speed set here will be used for the “Preheat ABS” menu item.

Item Description Requirements
« Control    
Fan Speed: -–-   HAS_FAN
Nozzle: -–-    
Bed: -–-   TEMP_SENSOR_BED
Store settings M500  

Motion

The motion settings provide control over tunable movement parameters which can be stored to EEPROM.

Item Description Requirements
« Control    
Z Offset M851 Z HAS_BED_PROBE (with BABYSTEP_ZPROBE_OFFSET it babysteps)
Bed Z: -–- MBL Z Offset MESH_BED_LEVELING && LCD_BED_LEVELING
Feedrate » Feedrate settings  
Acceleration » Acceleration settings  
Jerk » Jerk settings  
Steps/mm » Steps/mm for XYZ axes and extruders  
Endstop abort ON/OFF   ABORT_ON_ENDSTOP_HIT_FEATURE_ENABLED

Feedrate

Item Description Requirements
« Motion    
Vmax X: -–- Max X Velocity (mm/s)  
Vmax Y: -–- Max Y Velocity (mm/s)  
Vmax Z: -–- Max Z Velocity (mm/s)  
Vmax E: -–- Max E Velocity (mm/s)  
Vmax E1: -–- Max E1 Velocity (mm/s) DISTINCT_E_FACTORS
Vmax E2: -–- Max E2 Velocity (mm/s) DISTINCT_E_FACTORS
Vmax E3: -–- Max E3 Velocity (mm/s) DISTINCT_E_FACTORS && E_STEPPERS >= 3
Vmax E4: -–- Max E4 Velocity (mm/s) DISTINCT_E_FACTORS && E_STEPPERS >= 4
Vmax E5: -–- Max E5 Velocity (mm/s) DISTINCT_E_FACTORS && E_STEPPERS == 5
Vmin: -–- Min Feedrate (mm/s)  
VTrav min: -–- Min Travel Velocity (mm/s)  

Acceleration

Item Description Requirements
« Motion    
Accel: -–- Nominal Acceleration  
Amax X: -–- Max X Acceleration (mm/s2)  
Amax Y: -–- Max Y Acceleration (mm/s2)  
Amax Z: -–- Max Z Acceleration (mm/s2)  
Amax E: -–- Max E Acceleration (mm/s2)  
Amax E1: -–- Max E1 Acceleration (mm/s2) DISTINCT_E_FACTORS
Amax E2: -–- Max E2 Acceleration (mm/s2) DISTINCT_E_FACTORS
Amax E3: -–- Max E3 Acceleration (mm/s2) DISTINCT_E_FACTORS && E_STEPPERS >= 3
Amax E4: -–- Max E4 Acceleration (mm/s2) DISTINCT_E_FACTORS && E_STEPPERS >= 4
Amax E5: -–- Max E5 Acceleration (mm/s2) DISTINCT_E_FACTORS && E_STEPPERS == 5
A-retract: -–- Retract Acceleration (mm/s2)  
A-travel: -–- Travel Acceleration (mm/s2)  

Jerk

Item Description Requirements
« Motion    
Vx-Jerk: -–- Max X Jerk  
Vy-Jerk: -–- Max Y Jerk  
Vz-Jerk: -–- Max Z Jerk  
Ve-Jerk: -–- Max E Jerk  

Steps/mm

Item Description Requirements
« Motion    
Xsteps/mm: -–- X steps-per-mm  
Ysteps/mm: -–- Y steps-per-mm  
Zsteps/mm: -–- Z steps-per-mm  
Esteps/mm: -–- E steps-per-mm  
E1steps/mm: -–- E1 steps-per-mm DISTINCT_E_FACTORS
E2steps/mm: -–- E2 steps-per-mm DISTINCT_E_FACTORS
E3steps/mm: -–- E3 steps-per-mm DISTINCT_E_FACTORS && E_STEPPERS >= 3
E4steps/mm: -–- E4 steps-per-mm DISTINCT_E_FACTORS && E_STEPPERS >= 4
E5steps/mm: -–- E5 steps-per-mm DISTINCT_E_FACTORS && E_STEPPERS == 5

Filament

Volumetric extrusion, Linear Advance K factor, and filament diameter per-extruder.

Item Description Requirements
« Control    
E in mm3 ON/OFF Volumetric Units  
Advance K: -–-   LIN_ADVANCE
Fil. Dia.: -–-   EXTRUDERS == 1 and volumetirc enabled
Fil. Dia. E1: -–-   EXTRUDERS >= 2 and volumetirc enabled
Fil. Dia. E2: -–-   EXTRUDERS >= 2 and volumetirc enabled
Fil. Dia. E3: -–-   EXTRUDERS >= 3 and volumetirc enabled
Fil. Dia. E4: -–-   EXTRUDERS >= 4 and volumetirc enabled
Fil. Dia. E5: -–-   EXTRUDERS == 5 and volumetirc enabled

BLTouch

When the ANTCLABS BLTouch probe acts up you can use the items in this sub-menu to reset and test the probe.

Item Description Requirements
« Control    
Reset BLTouch Revive after an error  
BLTouch Self-Test Run the built-in self-test  
Deploy BLTouch    
Stow BLTouch    

UBL Submenus

Unified Bed Leveling aims to be a comprehensive all-in-one system to calibrate the bed based on every available datapoint.