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[Marlin] G029 - Bed Leveling Manual

📅Update: 2020/10/13


Mesh Bed Leveling (MBL) allows interactively measuring a Z height mesh without a bed probe. The only tool required is a piece of paper or a feeler gauge. MBL uses the mesh to compensate for variations in height across the bed.

  1. Use G29 S0 to get the current status and mesh. If there’s an existing mesh, you can send M420 S1 to use it.

  2. Use G29 S1 to move to the first point for Z adjustment.

  3. Adjust Z so a piece of paper can just pass under the nozzle.

  4. Use G29 S2 to save the Z value and move to the next point.

  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until completed.

  6. Use M500 to save the mesh to EEPROM, if desired.


  • Requires the MESH_BED_LEVELING option in Configuration.h.

  • "G28 disables bed leveling. Follow with M420 S to turn leveling on, or use RESTORE_LEVELING_AFTER_G28 to automatically keep leveling on after G28."


G29 [I<index>] [J<index>] S<0|1|2|3|4|5> [X<count>] [Y<count>] [Z<linear>]


  • [I<index>] With S3, the (0…n-1) X index of the mesh value to modify.

  • [J<index>] With S3, the (0…n-1) Y index of the mesh value to modify.

  • [S<0|1|2|3|4|5>]

    • S0: Produce a mesh report (see examples below).

    • S1: Start probing mesh points.

    • S2: Probe the next mesh point.

    • S3: Manually modify a single point with X Y Z parameters. (See also M421.)

    • S4: Set a global Z offset. Positive values are away from the bed; negative values are closer.

    • S5: Reset and disable mesh.


S0 mesh report:

> G29 S0
Num X,Y: 3,3
Z offset: 0
Measured points:
0 1 2
0 +0.011 -0.020 -0.026
1 +0.017 +0.002 -0.019
2 +0.022 -0.030 -0.013

Modify some mesh points and view the new mesh:

> G29 S3 I2 J2 Z0.042
> G29 S3 I1 J1 Z-0.666
> G29 S0
3x3 mesh. Z offset: 0
Measured points:
0 1 2
0 +0.011 -0.020 -0.026
1 +0.017 -0.666 -0.019
2 +0.022 -0.030 +0.042